Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as Manchester City scored four times just in 25 minutes to thrash Chelsea 6-0 and beat Liverpool again to top spot in the Premier League on goal difference on Sunday.

Raheem Sterling scored the first goal for City along with Sergio Aguero and Ilkay Gundogan also netted in the first quarter of the game as City ended what could have been a testing week with a trip to Everton in between the visits of Arsenal and Chelsea with maximum points.

The heaviest defeat for Chelsea was against Bournemouth where they beat Chelsea 4-0 in their last away game, and this was Chelsea’s heaviest league defeat since 1996.

And this was their worst loss in any competition since 1991 after failing to recover from Sterling’s fourth-minute opener.

Eden Hazard and Marcos Alonso went to sleep from Kevin de Bruyne’s quickly taken free-kick which gave Bernardo Silva free space to make a run inside the box and cross the ball right to Sterling’s feet with a slight deflexion which leads to the first goal for Manchester City under 4 minutes.

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.