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Chelsea and Manchester City head to the break at 1-1

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Chelsea and Manchester City both played a bit conservatively in the first half, taking a 'safety first' approach more often than not. That approach looked like it was going to lead to a 0-0 halftime score, but when Loic Remy tapped in a perfect Eden Hazard cross, the side in the better shade of blue had a lead. Unfortunately that lead was very short-lived, as City struck back moments later through David Silva.

Both sides have had chances which they didn't convert, with most coming directly as the result of individual errors. For City, the error-prone man has been Vincent Kompany, with Loic Remy closing down on every opportunity. Branislav Ivanovic has responded with a pair of errors of his own, both of which have led to decent chances for the visitors. We also had a dangerous counter attack nearly result in a City opener, after Chelsea shut down to complain about a handball not given.

All told, Chelsea are probably unhappy to be level at the break, but it's probably very fair based on the overall run of play. Here's hoping the second half produces a Chelsea winner.

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