Man City vs Chelsea Premier League predictions: Tips, odds and team news
Manchester City hope to step up their Premier League title defence when they host Chelsea on Saturday at 5:30pm (UK time).
Man City vs Chelsea odds
*Odds correct as of 14:30 on February 15
Not too long ago, this was a Champions League final, but now it’s a matchup between two sides at very different stages. Man City are chasing a fourth consecutive Premier League title, and their destiny is very much in their own hands. While that is often the case for many teams with a third of the season to go, it means something different when it comes to Man City. The Citizens often reach another level in the second half of the season, and they’re on a good winning run after being crowned world champions just before Christmas.
Chelsea, meanwhile, might need to get used to being in the bottom half of the table. The Blues are struggling under Mauricio Pochettino, who doesn’t seem to know how to get the best out of his players. Although he inherited a mess of a squad with very little experience, the team selections and tactics haven’t been working for Pochettino, and it’s got the Chelsea fans on his back. After a good mini-run of results, the pressure is back on.
Man City vs Chelsea predictions
Man City vs Chelsea: Predictions
|10/13 with BetMGM
|Man City 4-1 Chelsea
|18/1 with Bet365
|13/5 with BetVictor
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The stats behind our Man City vs Chelsea predictions:
- Man City have won their last four home league games against Chelsea.
- Chelsea are winless against Chelsea since the 2021 Champions League final.
- Chelsea have conceded four goals on four separate occasions in the league this season.
- Man City have scored 29 goals at home in the league this season.
- Erling Haaland scored twice against Chelsea in the 4-4 draw earlier this season.
Man City vs Chelsea match tip
It wasn’t long ago that Chelsea were still unbeaten at half-time in the Premier League. But that record has fallen, becoming more of a frequent affair. It is unlikely to happen at the Etihad, too. Man City have led at half-time in 10 of their last 11 home league games this season.
Man City vs Chelsea Bet-Builder tip
Erling Haaland hadn’t scored against Chelsea before this season, but he found the net twice in the 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge and will be hoping to add to his tally. It will come as part of a ferocious Man City attack, with the Citizens averaging 6.76 shots on target per game in the Premier League this season. Meanwhile, Conor Gallagher has committed a league-high 52 fouls.
Erling Haaland scored twice against Chelsea last time out.
Man City have averaged 6.76 shots on target per game in the Premier League this season.
Conor Gallagher has committed a league-high 50 fouls this season.
Man City vs Chelsea team news
Man City team news
Man City have a clean bill of health now, perfect for their title charge.
Chelsea team news
|Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella, Lesley Ugochukwu
|Trevoh Chalobah, Robert Sanchez, Romeo Lavia
Chelsea will hope to have the likes of Trevoh Chalobah, Robert Sanchez and Romeo Lavia available by the time this game comes around. However, they still have to wait longer for Reece James and Marc Cucurella.
Man City vs Chelsea head-to-head record
- 12 November 2023 – Chelsea 4-4 Man City – Premier League
- 21 May 2023 – Man City 1-0 Chelsea – Premier League
- 8 January 2023 – Man City 4-0 FA Cup – Tournament
- 5 January 2023 – Chelsea 0-1 Man City – Premier League
- 9 November 2022 – Man City 2-0 Chelsea – EFL Cup
The 4-4 draw at Stamford Bridge last time out ended a run of six successive victories for Man City against Chelsea, their best-ever run of results in this fixture.