Treble-chasing Metropolis, who wrapped up the title when Arsenal had been crushed by Nottingham Forest on Saturday, have gained 12 successive video games within the prime flight.
They’ve 88 factors from 36 video games, seven greater than Arsenal who’ve performed 37 video games. Frank Lampard’s Chelsea are twelfth with 43 factors and one sport remaining.
Alvarez scored within the twelfth minute for a largely a second-string Metropolis facet, slipping the ball underneath keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga from a cross by Kyle Walker. He had one other objective chalked off for a handball within the build-up.
With nothing on the road on Sunday and two enormous video games on the horizon – the FA Cup and Champions League finals – Pep Guardiola left his large weapons together with goal-scoring machine Erling Haaland on the bench for many of the sport. Metropolis nonetheless dominated, proving they’re a well-oiled machine it doesn’t matter what elements the mastermind supervisor has to work with.
Metropolis had been topped champions for the third season in a row and fifth in six years a day sooner than anticipated when Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat doused any hopes the Londoners had of catching them.
The temper on Sunday was festive. Chelsea sportingly gave the Metropolis gamers, who had watched the Arsenal sport collectively the earlier night, a guard of honour earlier than kickoff whereas 1000’s of followers rushed onto the sphere after the ultimate whistle.
Haaland was a late substitute and didn’t prolong his file of 36 targets in a single Premier League season.