Branislav Ivanovic grabbed the only goal of the game, but Nevin insists they were well worth the three points.
Nevin told chelseafc.com: " It is rare to see 11 players not only playing well but actually all putting in 9/10 performances. Allied to this was the control of the group against one of the most talented club sides around in world football at the moment.
"It was worth underlining this was no smash and grab affair, soaking up pressure then nicking one on the break. Chelsea looked the more dangerous team for most of the game away from home against the title favourites, even if City had more of the possession according to the post-match stats.
"If you hit the woodwork three times, get into goal-scoring positions a good few times apart from that and restrict the free-scoring forward line to little more than scraps, you can comfortably say you deserved to win the match."
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