Chelsea vs Manchester City: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Chelsea and Manchester City are looking to haul themselves into the title race as they go head to head in the Premier League this Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea vs Man City: Betting Offer
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Chelsea vs Man City: Predictions
Chelseaspent swathes on money on upgrading their squad last season after a progressive first campaign under Frank Lampard saw them qualify for the Champions League once again. However, having hoped this would allow them to kick on for a title challenge this time around, things haven’t quite gone to plan thus far.
Although there have been flashes of excellence at times and there is a long way still to go this term, the Blues find themselves down in sixth place as things stand, seven points away from leaders Liverpool and most alarmingly of all, with just one win to their name in their last six outings in all competitions.
At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea have looked stronger all season – but they now face a very tough test in the shape of Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. Like their weekend opponents, the Citizens have not lived up to expectations overall this season but unlike the Londoners, the Mancunians are now starting to flex their considerable muscles.
After a comfortable 2-0 win over Newcastle United in their last match, Pep Guardiola’s men have now gone ten games without tasting defeat in all competitions and although they sit down in 8th place, they are on the same points as Chelsea on 26 – but with two games in hand to be played after this match-up between the two potential title candidates on Sunday.
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Chelsea vs Man City: Match Stats
Only four Premier League players have taken more shots than Kevin de Bruyne’s total of 44 this season, but the Belgian midfielder hasn’t managed a single goal from open play in the Premier League as yet this season. He does however, enjoy playing against his former club, scoring home and away against Frank Lampard’s side last term.
N’Golo Kante picked up his fourth booking of the season in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa last time out and he now has more yellow cards to his name this season than any other player in either of these two squads. The Frenchman will have plenty of work to do in the battle against Manchester City’s possession-heavy midfield here.
25 June 2020 – Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City – Premier League
23 November 2019 – Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea – Premier League
24 February 2019 – Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City – League Cup
10 February 2019 – Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea – Premier League
08 December 2018 – Chelsea 2-0 Manchester City – Premier League
Home advantage was key in this particular fixture last season, with Chelsea running out 2-1 winners at Stamford Bridge and Manchester City running winning by the same scoreline at the Etihad Stadium earlier in the season. The Citizens have however, won six of the last eight meetings between these two famous clubs in all competitions.