Manch­ester City deals Chelsea a 6-0 stun­ner

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Chelsea was handed its heav­i­est loss in 28 years Sun­day when host Manch­ester City routed Mau­r­izio Sarri’s side 6-0 in the Premier League.

The meet­ing of the past two cham­pi­ons was a com­plete mis­match as Ser­gio Aguero scored a hat trick for the sec­ond suc­ces­sive week­end.

City re­gained the top spot from Liver­pool in its ti­tle de­fense as 2017 cham­pion Chelsea ended the week­end by drop­ping out of the Cham­pi­ons League places into sixth.

Ra­heem Ster­ling scored twice — City’s opener in the fourth minute and the sixth in the 80th — and Ilkay Gun­do­gan also net­ted.

It was Chelsea’s third con­sec­u­tive away loss in the league, fol­low­ing a 2-0 col­lapse at Ar­se­nal and 4-0 hu­mil­i­a­tion against Bournemouth.

And Sarri com­plet­ing his first sea­son in charge is now far from cer­tain.

“I don’t know, you have to ask the club,” said Sarri, who was hired af­ter leav­ing Napoli. “I am wor­ried about my team, I am wor­ried about the per­for­mance but my job is al­ways at risk so I am not wor­ried about the club — you have to ask the club.”

Chelsea had not lost by six goals or more since April 1991 when Not­ting­ham For­est beat the west London club 7-0.

Else­where in the Premier League, Chris­tian Erik­sen cre­ated the opener be­fore scor­ing him­self as Tot­ten­ham beat Le­ices­ter 3-1, putting the north London club five points be­hind front-run­ners Manch­ester City and Liver­pool.

Barcelona needed goal­keeper Marc-An­dre ter Ste­gen to put in a su­perb per­for­mance as it still dropped points in a 0-0 draw at Ath­letic Bil­bao in the Span­ish league. Barcelona left San Mames Sta­dium six points ahead of Real Madrid, which moved past Atlético Madrid into sec­ond place by win­ning the cap­i­tal derby Satur­day.

Cris­tiano Ron­aldo had a hand in all three goals as Ju­ven­tus cruised to a 3-0 win at Sas­suolo in Italy’s Serie A.

Werder Bre­men con­tin­ued its birth­day cel­e­bra­tions with a 4-0 rout of Augs­burg in the Bun­desliga. Ca­vani hurt: Paris Sain­tGer­main striker Edin­son Ca­vani will miss Tues­day’s Cham­pi­ons League match against Manch­ester United af­ter dam­ag­ing a ten­don in his right hip.

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