By Moses Adeyemi

It looks rather ‘funny’ that favourites of the Top-Two Clash, Manchester city could not edge pass Chelsea even with the absence of key players like Diego Costa who was serving his ban, Cesc Fabregas and Felipe Luis who are out through injury.

Loic Remy – took centre stage at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. He gave the hosts a 41st-minute lead, before a rare mistake from Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois allowed David Silva to equalise in the final minute of the first half.

Man city started sharply, as Courtois beat away a stinging shot from Jesus Navas inside the first 20 seconds and Fernandinho had a low, angled drive deflected wide.

John Terry  joined fellow captain Kompany in having an error go unpunished – Aguero pulling a shot wastefully wide after the former England man had missed his kick during the match punt.

Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard enjoyed warm applause on his return to Stamford Bridge while warming up with the City substitutes, as his colleagues on the field enjoyed an encouraging start the second half.

Lampard finally made a 76th minute introduction as City attempted a late assault.

Chelsea remain on top of the table with Five point clear of Manchester city.