Chelsea 2-4 Man City - 2010
This was arguably the result that showed City meant business. After everyone had got over the fact that Wayne Bridge refused to shake John Terry’s hand, Roberto Mancini’s men went about inflicting Chelsea’s first home defeat of the campaign.
It was braces galore as Messrs Lampard, Tevez and Bellamy all doubled up, with the Citizens winning a classic 4-2. Just to keep the theme going there was also a pair of red cards as Chelsea stars Michael Ballack and Juliano Belletti were given their marching orders late on.
Everything went right for the away side. They were resplendent in that beautiful white kit with a red and black sash, Mancini tactically outwitted his fellow Italian Carlo Ancelotti and they finally started to show they could compete with the league’s biggest players.
Man City 1-3 Chelsea – 2008
The hype around the signing of Robinho was huge at Eastlands and the £32.5m Brazilian made his debut against Luiz Felipe Scolari’s Chelsea, yes that was a thing. It was all looking good for the Sky Blues as their new plaything grabbed the opener against the league leaders but that was all in vein as the away side hit back inside three minutes before going on to win 3-1.
This was one of very few stand-out Chelsea performances under Gene Hackman lookalike Scolari as his team overcame a City eleven containing legends such as Jo and Michael Ball.
Chelsea 6-0 Man City - 2007
Many people may forget, many may not even know, but Manchester City have not always been dripping in endless swathes of Middle Eastern cash. Back in 2007 they were just another team in the Premier League and owned by the former Prime Minister of Thailand, who didn’t seem to have a clue what he was doing.
Sven Goran Eriksson was the man in the hot seat when City travelled to Chelsea and after this mauling the seat became a darned site hotter. A team containing players such as Javier Garrido, Giorgios Samaras and Rolando Bianchi were hit for six in west London, not even the late introduction of Darius Vassell could muster a goal for Sven’s men.
Chelsea 2-1 Man City – 2011
This game had something for everyone; an early goal, a red card and a late penalty. Frank Lampard came off the bench and scored the winner for Andre Villas Boas’ team as the Portuguese tried to overhaul an ageing Chelsea squad with little success. Nevertheless this was a highlight for the throaty whipper-snapper as his side condemned City to their first loss of the season.
Mario Balotelli got the party started early but hipster extraordinaire Raul Meireles got himself on the scoresheet prior to Lampard’s penalty.
All we are saying is that the game was all-square when Roberto Mancini sent Kolo Toure on after 64 minutes. The man makes things happen.
Chelsea 2-4 Man City - 1992
1992, the year football began, well, that’s what Sky Sports will have you believe anyway. The first Premier League meeting at Stamford Bridge between these sides brought with it an absolute epic. Man City emerged 4-2 winners with a brace from Mike Sheron leading the way. In a sign of things to come, serial own goal artist Frank Sinclair grabbed himself an oggy.
Everyone’s favourite pundit, Andy Townsend, was ‘in and around’ the Pensioners midfield, Gary Flitcroft was his opposite number and each team only had three subs. Ahh, the good old days.