Chelsea's David Luiz calls Manchester City 'best team in Europe' after win

Chelsea's David Luiz calls Manchester City 'best team in Europe' after win

Chelsea's David Luiz calls Manchester City 'best team in Europe' after win

The video, which was widely shared on social media during the game, shows a Chelsea supporter hurling what is claimed to be a racist insult at Sterling as the England global retrieved the ball from just beyond the byline. "How does this happen still in 2018?!", the Frenchman tweeted. "Love is so much more powerful than hate".

The fact that he has taken fewer games to reach the milestone than the likes of Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard only underlines his brilliance. On their day, Chelsea have enough firepower to dismantle most oppositions but they will need something special to counter Pep's centurions tonight. Where is Chelsea's chairman (Bruce Buck)?

It wasn't until the 83rd minute that Lucas Torreira's close range overhead kick gave them all three points in a scrappy game, which was a perhaps unsurprising effect of their midweek trip to Old Trafford.

Ouseley previously wrote about the media's portrayal of Sterling in a column for The Voice newspaper, published in August. Defending set-pieces has often been a rare Achilles heel for City and it was exposed when Luiz made the game safe by rising highest to Hazard's corner and looping a header in off the underside of the bar.

"I like it, because I played it past year also, so I know what to do, but the feeling is a bit unusual because you don't touch the ball a lot", Hazard added. "Just when you thought things had changed for the better".

Juergen Klopp hailed his side's performance as "mature" and saluted the "absolutely brilliant" Salah who clambered alongside Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of the Premier League goal scoring charts on 10.

Sterling was abused by Chelsea fans as he retrieved the ball during the first half of Saturday's match and footage has since been widely shared on social media.

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In a post on his official page, Sterling says he laughed at the vitriol he received because he doesn't expect "no better" given the endless slating he's had in certain newspapers of the years, where it seems like he can do no right.

Labour MP Bill Esterson tweeted: "Excellent from @sterling7".

Chelsea's David Luiz accepts criticism is part of a defender's job and declined the opportunity to answer his detractors after his man-of-the-match display in Saturday's victory over Manchester City.

Sterling, who recently signed a contract extension with Manchester City, has previously faced negative publicity, often for non-football issues.

"He most certainly has a point".

Lineker commented "spot on, and well done for speaking out", while Ben Stokes, cricketer for England, commented "Legend" on the post, with two "hands raised" emojis, praising Sterling's bravery.

Former Manchester City striker Shaun Goater tweeted: "Massive respect @sterling7". I don't know but I think that Alvaro is able to understand that it is only tactical decision, not the final choice. Failing to make it through would not only be a significant blow to their confidence but could also mean they are playing Europa League football.

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