Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Premier League – Match Preview

Chelsea will look to cement a top four spot when they host Manchester City on Thursday evening.

Chelsea recovered from a goal down to beat Aston Villa on Sunday, thanks to second half goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud.

Kortney Hause had opened the scoring for Villa, however defeat leaves them in the bottom three.

Manchester City have recorded two easy wins since the leagues return, thrashing both Arsenal and Burnley.

Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez both scored twice on Monday in their 5-0 success over Burnley.

Premier League form: Chelsea W3 D1 L1; Manchester City W4 D0 L1
Premier League top scorers
Chelsea – Tammy Abraham 13 goals
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 16 goals

Match history
Manchester City recovered from a goal down to beat Chelsea earlier in the season, with Mahrez the match winner.

Chelsea won the fixture last year between the two sides, with N’Golo Kante among the scorers.

Last five Premier League meetings
Manchester City 2 Chelsea 1 – 23/11/19
Manchester City 6 Chelsea 0 – 10/02/19
Chelsea 2 Manchester City 0 – 08/12/18
Manchester City 1 Chelsea 0 – 04/03/18
Chelsea 0 Manchester City 1 – 30/09/17

Both teams to score – 4/6 with Bet 365

Team news
Jorginho will return to the XI having missed out due to a two game ban.

Pulisic turned the game around against Villa and should feature, whilst Tammy Abraham and Giroud will compete to lead the line.

Sergio Aguero could miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury sustained against Burnley.

Pep Guardiola heavily rotated against Burnley and the same is expected here.

Expected starting XI’s
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; James, Christensen, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, Bernando; Sterling, Jesus, Mahrez

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (4/5 with Coral)

Correct Score: 1-2 (8/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Kevin de Bruyne (11/4 with Coral)

Odds correct at time of article (24/06, 10:00), they are subject to change

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