All the talking points from Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City

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There were a number of talking points in the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday.

Axel Disasi delivered a standout performance for Chelsea in the 1-1 draw against Manchester City, earning a high player rating of 8/10. He was praised for his commitment and defensive efforts, notably throwing himself at everything, including making a crucial clearance off the line late in the first half.

Disasi’s performance was characterised by readiness and determination, marking him as a key player in Chelsea’s defence during the match​​.

The game itself was tightly contested, with Chelsea impressing through a well-crafted and perfectly executed counter-attack for their goal. Despite Manchester City’s late equaliser, Chelsea had opportunities to secure a win, highlighting the fine margins in the game.

The performance of players like Nicolas Jackson and the creative contributions of Palmer were also noted, underscoring a team effort that nearly saw Chelsea taking all three points​​.

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, acknowledged the challenging nature of the match and praised his team’s second-half performance.

Despite the draw, Guardiola seemed to take a swipe at Chelsea’s coach Mauricio Pochettino’s comments post-match, using them to highlight his own team’s effort and resilience​​.

This match clearly had its moments of tactical intrigue and individual brilliance, with Disasi’s defensive masterclass standing out as a highlight.