It took David Silva only a few seconds to penetrate Chelsea's defence at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday as he threaded a through ball to Sergio Aguero soon after Martin Atkinson blew his whistle to signal kick-off between the two best teams in the Premier League from last year.
Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho scored as Manchester City crushed Chelsea 3-0 on Sunday to establish a five-point advantage over the champions in the fledgling Premier League table. Earlier in the day, Arsenal got back on track after their opening day meltdown as Olivier Giroud`s superb volley inspired a 2-1 win against Crystal Palace.
Premier League 2015-16 gameweek 2, Sunday football witnessed Arsenal winning their first game, beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in a London derby, then reigning champions Chelsea thrashed by Manchester City 3-0 at Etihad Stadium.
Manuel Pellegrini may have been handed a new contract but, as Manchester City prepare to open their Premier League campaign at West Bromwich Albion on Monday, the Chilean coach is under no illusions he must win silverware to keep his job.
Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand voiced his opinion on English players being too overpriced by claiming it is a joke. English youngsters Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling are the subject of transfer interests this summer and their values are worth GBP 40m and 50m respectively.
Striker Sergio Aguero wants to stay at Manchester City this summer as he looks to fulfil his ambition of winning the European Champions League while rejecting the advances of Spanish football giants Real Madrid.