Manchester City sent out a message to their title rivals with an impressive 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of a game in which they dominated, moving them to second in the table.
City controlled possession for much of the opening 45 minutes, but struggled to convert that dominance into chances.
Chelsea had one half chance in the first half, when Timo Werner crossed in for Romelu Lukaku after a swift counter-attack, only for the Belgian to fail to connect.
Gabriel Jesus had City’s best opportunity when Gabriel Jesus chested the ball down in the area, only to see his volley skew high and wide.
But the same player opened the scoring shortly after the break, when he controlled Joao Cancelo’s shot, twisted and turned and saw his deflected strike wrong-foot Edouard Mendy.
Jesus should have made it two after a blistering City move, but with the ‘keeper stranded, he saw his goalbound effort cleared off the line by his compatriot Thiago Silva.