After a blistering start from Liverpool, Pep Guardiola's side recovered and pressed the home side but they held on until the interval.
Goals are guaranteed, they said. Guardiola deployed the pace and height of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte at centre-back: last season, the less mobile and imposing Nicolas Otamendi played in both away games and was swamped by Liverpool's front three.
It is perhaps understandable they would struggle to deliver the stellar figures they produced last season and there is still plenty of time for them to punish opponents again, but against City they were nowhere near their best.
Fulham, who equalized through Andre Schurrle, have the worst defensive record in the Premier League and have now conceded 21 goals this season. They didn't have one shot on target.
It may not have been the free-flowing City that has carried it all before it - but it was a more nuanced tactical approach created to avoid the carnage of last season at Anfield and nearly resulted in a crucial victory.
Ross Barkley scored his first goal for the club since joining from Everton, with Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata also netting.
"If somebody would have told me after eight matchdays we would have had 20 points, I would say with pretty much any fixture list I'd have said "yes", he added. We know how complicated it is playing in this stadium and how unsafe they are.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes said he believed they paid Chelsea "too much respect" and pointed to a first-half miss by Danny Ings, who blasted over from a couple of meters, as a game-changer.
"But we deserve this bit of luck with this performance".
The Maine senator is under enormous pressure to vote for Kavanaugh, and she has indicated that she is leaning in that direction. One woman held a sign saying "Predators Club" with pictures of Kavanaugh, Justice Clarence Thomas and President Donald Trump .
Also on the agenda is Russian training for Indian astronauts as New Delhi aims to launch its first crewed space mission in 2022. China has also perturbed India by loaning vast amounts of money to countries such as Sri Lanka where it has long held sway.
Like Guardiola, Emery was also 100% in September with Arsenal and may provide the toughest competition for the prize. That's why I kill myself for him every game, because I want to give back everything he teaches us on a daily basis.
Hundreds of protesters against Kavanaugh had gathered on Saturday on the grounds of the Capitol and at the Supreme Court . Manchin used an emailed statement to announce his support for Kavanaugh moments after Collins finished talking.
The new recall involves all cars from both previous recalls, and Toyota will try a third time with another update. The recall, which affects 2.4 million hybrid cars globally, was issued on Friday (Oct 5).
The lawsuit said the alert system violates the First and Fourth Amendments by failing to give people the chance to opt-out. It will sound similar to the routine tests that flash across your television screen once a month.
Theresa May arrived on stage to the tune of ABBA's " Dancing Queen " today, and showed off her dance moves once again. Naturally, within the blink of an eye, the internet had jumped onto Twitter to share their disbelief.
The price of locking in a conservative Supreme Court majority for decades may be loosing control of Congress this November. Earlier, the FBI delivered the results of its investigation on the sexual assault allegations to United States senators.
Ms Collins, a moderate Republican from ME , told reporters on Wednesday: "The president's comments were just plain wrong". Christine Blasey Ford - nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony - can not be called an investigation".
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said contaminated water can enter through the nose and pass through the body. A 29-year-old surfer died from what is commonly known as a "brain-eating amoeba" after visiting a resort in Waco, Texas .
Interpol's missing Chinese chief resigns amid Beijing probe
Interpol has downplayed the concerns, saying the president has little influence over the organisation's day-to-day operations. Meng likely dealt extensively with former security chief Zhou Yongkang, who is now serving a life sentence for corruption.
Odd light from rocket launch visible in northern Nevada
If the mission goes according to plan, Sunday night will mark SpaceX's first landing of this sort on the West Coast. Later, SpaceX reported that the SAOCOM 1A radar satellite was placed in its proper pole-to-pole orbit.
Pompeo to travel to DPRK, meeting with Kim for talks
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's upcoming visit to North Korea will produce a breakthrough in stalled denuclearization talks. North Korea's state newspaper Rodong Sinmun called the sanctions "rude" in light of its conciliatory measures.
Mike Zimmer sounds extremely concerned with Vikings' defense
Both teams have the makeup of a Super Bowl roster and are led by head coaches who know how to get the best out of their players. Completing 26 of 43 throws, Goff ended Thursday's 38-31 win over the Vikings with a flawless passer rating of 158.3.
Messi Brace And Rakitic Rocket Lift Barca Over Spurs
And when Messi made it 4-2 in the 90th minute, it was Suarez once again whose dummy created space for Barcelona's No.10 to score. Tottenham Hotspur have a big game coming up in the Champions League when they host La Liga giants FC Barcelona .