Mahrez earns City win at Chelsea to narrow gap with Arsenal

Second-half alternative Riyad Mahrez earned Manchester City a 1-0 win at Chelsea on Thursday to move to inside five factors of leaders Arsenal in the Premier League.

Mahrez got on the give up of a perfectly placed go from fellow sub Jack Grealish in the 63rd minute after 2022 champions City upped the tempo following a lacklustre first half from the visitors.

Graham Potter’s Chelsea, stranded in unaccustomed 10th region after some negative performances and a sequence of injuries, suffered extra horrific luck, losing former City ahead Raheem Sterling and U.S. worldwide Christian Pulisic to injury within the first 22 minutes.

Their replacements and later young subs fought challenging towards a effective City side and had some vivid moments with 19-year-old Carney Chukwuemeka hitting the submit in the first half of however should no longer get past an skilled defence.

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