Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea will look to bounce back from their surprise weekend defeat when they host Manchester City on Wednesday evening.

The Blues were beaten at home by their city rivals Crystal Palace, despite Cesc Fabregas’ opener.

Goals from Wilfried Zaha and Christian Benteke helped Palace secure a stunning victory.

Manchester City twice blew a goal lead away to Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.

Despite goals from Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero they missed out on a vital victory.

Premier League form: Chelsea W3 D1 L1; Manchester City W2 D3 L0
Premier League top scorers
Chelsea – Diego Costa 17 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 14 goals

Match history
Chelsea recovered from a goal down to win 3-1 away at Manchester City in the meeting earlier in the season, with the hosts finishing with nine men!

Manchester City completed a convincing double over Chelsea last term with a 3-0 victory at Stamford Bridge, with Aguero scoring a hat-trick.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 1 Chelsea 3 – 03/12/16
Chelsea 0 Manchester City 3 – 16/04/16
Manchester City 3 Chelsea 0 – 16/08/15
Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1 – 31/01/15
Manchester City 1 Chelsea 1 – 21/09/14

Over 2.5 goals – 10/11 with William Hill

Team news
Victor Moses could return for Chelsea here after a calf issue kept him out of the defeat to Palace on Saturday.

Fabregas is most likely to drop out for the wing-back, although Nemanja Matic could also make way.

Raheem Sterling was withdrawn at the break against Arsenal, however the decision was reportedly tactical and he will start here.

Jesus Navas could continue from right full-back, with Bacary Sagna likely to miss out.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Cahill, Luiz; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Manchester City (4-1-4-1): Caballero; Navas, Otamendi, Kolarov, Clichy; Fernandinho; Sterling, Silva, Toure, Sane; Aguero

Predictions

Result: Chelsea (7/5 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 2-1 (9/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Diego Costa (13/10 with 888 Sport)

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