At the moment I don't know, maybe the goal we conceded after three minutes against this opponent was really very hard to play, not to give them spaces, so we were in trouble.
But Chelsea do not show much patience with failing managers and the current incumbent was skating on thin ice before his team were dismantled by City.
It was a stunned Sky Sports studio that had to provide the autopsy on Maurizio Sarri's sorry side who had capitulated so easily in the first half in east Manchester, with Jamie Carragher humorously stepping up the task with eloquence, managing to not only insult Chelsea, but also their London neighbours Arsenal.
"We need to understand".
He then said in his press conference: "I don't know [about my future], you have to ask the club".
"I don't know [about my future]", he added.
During that period, Liverpool have the opportunity to move three points clear in the title race when they travel to face a resurgent Manchester United. At the moment I am not able to see the reason. The loss left them outside the Champions League places and the pressure is mounting on manager Sarri. "Something is changing. At the moment I am not able to see the reason but I have to work for this because my target is to play my football, not to change (to) another football because at the moment we are playing another football". "I have no idea about this at the moment".
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The Argentine striker's afternoon got much better soon after, however, curving home a sublime 25-yard effort before poaching a third to become City's all-time leading league scorer. "This type of person always helps to make our football better, and he tries to do it".
"People don't understand how hard the first year can be".
"The people expect that it immediately comes, it needs time".
City's next fixture is against Newport in the FA Cup on February 16. Chelsea are sixth, behind Arsenal on goal difference and one point adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United.
"We are there, we are the leaders, but Liverpool have one more game [in hand]".
City scored four times in the opening 25 minutes at the Etihad Stadium and twice in the second half to inflict Chelsea's worst defeat since 1991, with Sergio Aguero getting a hat trick and Raheem Sterling netting twice. Jurgen Klopp's side must respond in their next league game, which happens to be against United at Old Trafford in two weeks.
It was another day collecting records for the City No.10 who is surely in the running for PFA Player of the Year.