Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea: player ratings from the Etihad Stadium

Sergio Agüero made up for his early miss in superb fashion but Ross Barkley in no way atoned for his awful gift for the Argentinian’s second

Manchester City

Ederson 8 Retained concentration, made sharp saves when required and hit precise long balls.

Kyle Walker 7 Having re-established himself after recently being dropped, the defender was again solid.

John Stones 7 Still receives the odd ear-wigging from his manager for slipshod play and it happened again here.

Aymeric Laporte 7 Faultless display from Guardiola’s favourite defender, now filling the Kompany-sized void with aplomb.

Oleksandr Zinchenko 8 Pushed into central areas to make an extra midfielder and made the assist on Agüero’s 30-yard strike.

Fernandinho 7 The midfield general was once more metronomic, giving City the balance that lets them thrive.

Ilkay Gündogan 8 A fine strike for the German – preferred to David Silva – showed Guardiola made the correct selection.

Raheem Sterling 9 Flying start as the winger opened the scoring, then struck City’s sixth in a rampant display.

Kevin De Bruyne 7 Told off early on by Guardiola for sloppy play despite his quick free-kick leading to Sterling’s opener.

Bernardo Silva 9 Hurt Chelsea with dart in behind to make Sterling’s opener, then his cross was missed by Agüero.

Sergio Agüero 10 A howler of a miss before a rocket, a half-volley and a penalty for a redemptive hat‑trick.

Subs Jesus (for Agüero, 65) 7; Mahrez (for De Bruyne, 68) 7; D Silva (for Fernandinho, 75) 8

Chelsea

Kepa Arrizabalaga 6 Could do little about the first goal. Or the second. Third. Fourth. And fifth. But a match to forget.

Antonio Rüdiger 2 Part of a dismal rear-guard who did basics wrong: particularly culpable for Agüero’s first, not pressing.

Marcos Alonso 2 Where was he for Sterling’s finish? Still showed willing to rove forward but this was near-pointless.

César Azpilicueta 2 Captain has to take responsibility for being unable to settle side after opener and gave away penalty.

David Luiz 2 Made the odd clever pass but in defence, where he was really needed, the Brazilian was awful.

Jorginho 3 Failed to head off Zinchenko when he passed to Agüero for City’s second and did little to impress.

N’Golo Kanté 4 Made runs forward when he could but was unable to do anything material to halt the light blue wave.

Ross Barkley 1 Roasted Hazard over the opener but then set up Agüero’s second with a hapless header. Lasted six minutes of second half.

Eden Hazard 3 Was asleep for City’s opener for which he rightly received a telling off; one scintillating run from near halfway was his highlight.

Pedro 5 Danced in and around the area when he could but was fighting a battle lost too early by defence.

Gonzalo Higuaín 6 Had next to zero service but one chest-then-volley from 25 yards illustrated his class.

Subs Kovacic (for Barkley, 52) 5; Loftus-Cheek (for Pedro, 65) 5; Emerson (for Alonso, 73) 5