Kevin De Bruyne missed an absolute sitter against Chelsea

Kevin de Bruyne

First met third on Saturday lunchtime when Antonio Conte's in-form Chelsea travelled to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City.

An evenly contested and highly tactical encounter sparked into life with a controversial challenge involving David Luiz and Sergio Aguero, before Pep Guardiola's side took the lead thanks to a Gary Cahill own-goal.

City started the second half on the front foot and had lots of good chances to score, but none more so than Kevin de Bruyne's close-range opportunity against his former club - only for Diego Costa to score down the other end just seconds later.

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Jesus Navas latched onto a through ball from skipper David Silva and fired a perfect low ball across Chelsea's penalty area but, as you can see in the video below, De Bruyne, all alone in the box, inexplicably failed to find the back of the net from just three yards out:

Within minutes after the Belgian's dreadful miss, Costa moved past Aguero onto 11 league goals to become this season's outright top scorer when he controlled a brilliant long-range pass from the recalled Cesc Fabregas before bullying Nicolas Otamendi and smashing home.

De Bruyne's chance proved to be a fairly significant turning point in the match, seeing as, ten minutes after Costa's equaliser, substitute Willian put Chelsea 2-1 ahead with a classic counter-attacking goal before Eden Hazard wrapped up the points late on.

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