Well, things aren't going accordingly to plan.
City are playing with enough hustle and bustle for seven teams, while Chelsea are sitting deep and holding on often.
Still, it took a couple bounces for Samir Nasri to break through for the team in sky blue.
Chelsea have had periods of decent possession, but a (non-subpar) final ball into the box has been sorely lacking.
All is not lost. Eden Hazard showed some signs of life towards the end of the half, while Demba Ba has managed to get in behind City's defense with simple runs at times.
Keep the faith.