Chelsea 0-1 Man City: Cesar Azpilicueta's bizarre challenge on Jack Grealish goes viral

Cesar Azpilicueta's challenge on Grealish was just bizarre

Manchester City produced a brilliant performance to defeat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.

The first half was a drab affair with Chelsea more intent in defending rather than going forward.

Pep Guardiola’s side imposed their dominance after the break and they would go on to win 1-0.

Gabriel Jesus netted the only goal of the game in the 53rd minute to give his side all three points.

Just before the Brazilian’s winner, there was a bizarre moment involving Cesar Azpilicueta and Jack Grealish.

The Spaniard gave a foul away after bundling Grealish over.



Azpilicueta then stood over Grealish and was lifted up as the Man City man tried to get back to his feet.

It really was a very strange moment and you can watch it below:

The clip has gone viral, attracting over 3.5k retweets at the time of writing.

View some of the reaction below:


That wasn’t the only strange challenge during the game.

Andreas Christensen and Kevin De Bruyne reenacted a scene from titanic after a foul in the final 15 minutes.

Not quite sure what came over Chelsea’s players on Saturday afternoon…

City joined Chelsea on 13 points after their victory.

Thomas Tuchel admitted that the visitors deserved their victory.

“We lost the game and I think City deserved to win,” he said, per the Guardian.

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“Until the goal, we were very, very strong in the last 20m of the field, but only there, unfortunately, and there are another 80m left where we were not good enough today to escape pressure, to have ball possession – and not only ball possession to breathe, but ball possession to switch play, to hurt them and to grow in confidence.

“We were not on our very best level, and you need your very best level to push a game like this to your side.”

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