Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy scores a goal against Leicester during their Premier League match on Saturday. Associated Press
Manchester City’s march to the Premier League title stalled on Saturday as 10-man Leeds beat the runaway leaders 2-1, while Liverpool ended a six-game losing streak at Anfield as Trent Alexander-Arnold’s late strike sealed a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
While Manchester City had been building towards what they thought was their moment in the Champions League for five years under Pep Guardiola, Chelsea showed with their victory in Saturday’s final in Porto what can be achieved in just four months.
A frenetic first half made for enthralling viewing even without too many clear-cut chances at either end, with Thomas Tuchel’s side suffering the loss of Thiago Silva through injury.
The Under-21 international becomes the Premier League champions' fourth signing of the transfer window following the arrivals of Erling Haaland, Kalvin Phillips and Stefan Ortega Moreno.
The 22-year-old paceman suffered a knee injury on the recent tour of Sri Lanka, a worrying setback with the Asia Cup — and a meeting with old rivals India — coming up at the end of the month.
The move is part of an agreement with the Dubai Club for People of Determination, to support and empower the People of Determination in sports.