Pep Guardiola had described this match as a "final" for his side given that Chelsea had a week to prepare, while City ground out a 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday. Sarri was confident the players were picking up his philosophy early in the season when they went on an 18-game unbeaten run, but in the space of 10 days they conceded four away to Bournemouth and then the embarrassing six against Premier League leaders City. "It is hard to explain what happened", said Chelsea captain Azpilicueta. "You are asking me [about] something which is not my job".
Such was the defensive collapse at the other end, Gonzalo Higuain had little chance to shine but the Argentine striker was unfortunate not to score his third goal in as many league starts for Chelsea when Ederson turned over his dipping volley five minutes before the break.
It may have taken nearly two years, but Chelsea fans finally have the quality striker that they have been waiting on since the departure of Diego Costa in 2017. I am anxious about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not anxious about the club.
Sarri, who left Serie A side Napoli to take charge at Stamford Bridge last summer, was asked if he was concerned about his own future.
The Spaniard said: "I know exactly what he wants to do". You'd have to ask the club.
City and Liverpool are both on 65 points with City having the better goal difference although they have played one more game than their rivals. "For the moment I have to say only sorry".
Meanwhile, Sunday's drubbing was Chelsea's heaviest defeat in any competition since losing 7-0 to Nottingham Forest in a top-flight match in April 1991. I don't have to stay that too much because the people that are living it now - the players, the staff, the fans who travel and follow the team - will be feeling it. With a few Chelsea players surrounding him, Manchester City's all time leading scorer let out a thunderous right footed shot which went into the top corner.
4 - Chelsea have shipped a minimum of four goals in consecutive away league games for the first time since December 1990.
Aguero said: "We had a good game".