Kun Sergio Aguero netted a treble as Manchester City hit sorry Chelsea for 6 in a whitewash on Sunday in the Premier League.
With Liverpool winning on Saturday in the League, the onus fell on Manchester City to get a win against Chelsea to return to the summit of the Premier League log, which they did in grand style.
Manchester City were raced into a 4-0 lead after just 25 minutes.
Raheem Sterling put Pep Guardiola’s side ahead in the 4th minute running onto an effort at the far post after great work from Manchester City.
Aguero’s 25-yard stunner in the 13th minute into the top corner made it 2-0 few minutes after he had missed a sitter from close range.
Aguero turned home his second after a Ross Barkley mistake in the 19th minute and German Midfielder Ilkay Gundogan put the game well beyond Chelsea with a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the box in the 24th minute.
Man of the match, Aguero completed his hat-trick from the spot in the 56th minute.
Aguero has 43 goals in 64 games against the big six, 22 more than any other player since he moved to the Premier League in 2011.
Aguero has scored 11 Premier League hat tricks moving level with Alan Shearer as the players with the most number of Premier League hat tricks.
Raheem Sterling made it 6-0 from close range after fine team move with 10 minutes to go.
The result means City go back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference, having played a game more than Liverpool.
Chelsea drop to sixth, a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United.
Manchester City are at Newport on Saturday in the FA Cup fifth round, while Chelsea now go to Malmo in the Europa League round-of-32 first leg on Thursday night.