Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Two of the Premier League top two in Chelsea and Manchester City go head to head in Saturday’s evening kick-off.

Chelsea produced a brilliant performance in becoming the first English side to win away at Atletico Madrid in the week.

Alvaro Morata scored a hat-trick as Chelsea eased past Stoke City at the Britannia in the Premier League last time out.

Manchester City’s September has been near faultless and they thrashed Crystal Palace 5-0 on the weekend.

Shakhtar Donetsk were a harder outfit on Tuesday, although they edged home 2-0 in the end, with Kevin de Bruyne opening the scoring.

Match history
Chelsea won home and away against Manchester City last year on route to the Premier League title.

Eden Hazard was among the scorers as the Blues won 2-1 at Stamford Bridge.

Last five Premier League meetings
Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1 – 05/04/17
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

Both teams to score – 4/7 with Betfair

Team news
David Luiz completes his domestic ban on Saturday and will miss the visit of the Premier League favourites.

Pedro was an unused sub vs. Atletico and is a doubt here again.

Manchester City will have to do without Benjamin Mendy here due to a knee injury.

Sergio Aguero suffered a broken rib on Thursday and misses the trip to Stamford Bridge, however his recovery time isn’t as bad as first feared.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Hazard, Willian; Morata
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane

Predictions

Result: Draw (12/5 with Betfair)

Correct Score: 1-1 (13/2 with William Hill)

Anytime Goalscorer: Alvaro Morata (23/17 with 888 Sport)

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