Keane launches scathing attack on Chelsea first half performance

Pundit Roy Keane has launched a brutal attack on Chelsea’s first half performance against Man City, which saw them concede three goals at Stamford Bridge.

Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne all managed to score for Guardiola’s side.

Frank Lampard’s men offered almost nothing going forward and looked weak at the back.

Speaking about Chelsea on Sky Sports at half time, Keane said: “From Chelsea’s point of view, shocking defending, no aggression. The attacking players also need to show up. We spoke before the game and said they have a lot of quality, but to me they don’t look like they’re up for it.

“What do Chelsea need? I think they need a miracle to get back in this game. They’ve been shocking. Particularly the attacking players who haven’t shown up at all.

“I’m looking at some of the experienced lads. Biggest criticism I can see today is that the Chelsea players don’t look like they’re up for it. They’re not putting any tackles in or showing any aggression. You need that, especially against a good team like City.”

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Keane also praised City for their excellent display in the first half. He said: “Brilliant going forward, just brilliant. It took them five or ten minutes to get into the game. City just have really good quality.”

Speaking about Gundogan’s opening goal, Keane said: “It was a lovely touch by Foden and then a brilliant turn by Gundogan. Great finish, he’s got that in his locker. Mason Mount could stick his leg in. City are flexing their muscles and putting their marker down. Lovely goal and from then on they looked outstanding. They’ve been flying ever since.”

It’s the first time that Chelsea have conceded three goals in the first half at home in over three years.

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