Chelsea must improve in order to win Premier League: Antonio Conte

"Iheanacho is a good young player but he is nowhere near Sergio Aguero".

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Crystal Palace defeated Southampton 3-0, Stoke beat Burnley 2-0, Sunderland won 2-1 against Leicester, Spurs put five past Swansea who were goalless, while West Brom defeated Watford 3-1.

"In football at that level you can not expect to have 15-20 chances, it is impossible, but we had a lot".

And Custis believes City manager Pep Guardiola, who may call on Kelechi Iheanacho, will struggle to replace him.

The sendings-off of Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho effectively took City's tally of red cards this season to six if another, retrospective, punishment for the Argentinian in August is counted.

He said: "I am more satisfied with the way we played than the last two games away when we won and we were happy (only) because we won". Keep fighting, keep going, improve our mistakes.

Chelsea now sit three points clear of Arsenal and four ahead of Liverpool and City at the top of the table, with Diego Costa joint-top of the league's goalscoring charts on 11. "Now I'm happy and half-an-hour later, when I got home after the Chelsea game, I thought to myself, "This season is going to be good".

"It is not about the strikers just to focus on attack and the defenders just to focus on defending".

He also said Fernandinho, who will be banned for three games, had merely wanted to "defend his team-mate" when he confronted Fabregas, who played under Guardiola at Barcelona.

Guardiola was more reluctant to speak about his team's disciplinary record.

Fernandinho was then also sent off for repeatedly pushing Cesc Fabregas, with the Spaniard ending up falling over an advertising hoarding. We were starved of the ball and so was he. "The journalist is a liar".

"Aguero will be the difference between City winning the league and not this season".

The City boss said: "There will be changes tomorrow, definitely". He is now not playing for four games and it is absolutely a dereliction of duty. Eden Hazard wrapped up the comeback in the last minute before the game ended with those ugly scenes. "I didn't expect to do it already qualified".