Manchester City vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

Fourth placed Manchester City host Chelsea in Saturday’s evening game, needing a victory to remain in the title race.

Prior to the international break, Manchester City were beaten 3-1 at Anfield, meaning they are nine points behind leaders Liverpool.

Controversial goals from Fabinho and Mohamed Salah gave Liverpool an early advantage on a day that could be pivotal.

Chelsea secured a sixth consecutive league win last time out as they beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Tammy Abraham opened the scoring, before Christian Pulisic sealed the win late on.

Premier League form: Manchester City W3 D0 L2; Chelsea W5 D0 L0
Premier League top scorers
Manchester City – Sergio Aguero 9 goals
Chelsea – Tammy Abraham 10 goals

Match history
Manchester City thrashed Chelsea 6-0 in the meeting last season, with Sergio Aguero scoring a hat-trick.

Chelsea did win the reverse fixture, with David Luiz and N’Golo Kane the scorers in a 2-0 victory.

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

Manchester City & Over 2.5 goals – 20/23 with Coral

Team news
Bernando Silva will miss out through suspension, meaning David Silva will likely come into the XI.

Benjamin Mendy and Riyad Mahrez didn’t feature against Liverpool, but are set to return.

Jorginho is back following a ban and is likely to come in for Pulisic who is an injury doubt.

Reece James was excellent against Palace, but captain Cesar Azpilicueta should return.

Expected starting XI’s
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; De Bruyne, Rodri, D.Silva; Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Willian, Abraham, Mount

Predictions

Result: Manchester City (4/9 with Bet 365)

Correct Score: 3-1 (11/1 with Bet 365)

Anytime Goalscorer: Raheem Sterling (11/10 with 888 Sport)

Odds correct at time of article (01:00, 22/11), they are subject to change

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

FREE BETS

Exclusive to new customers

Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365

T & Cs Apply

Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.

Bet £10 Get £30 in free bets

New customers who register, deposit & bet via Mobile only, min £10 stake, win only, min odds 1/2, free bets credited as 2 X £15 (30 day expiry), free bet/player/payment method/country restrictions apply. *By entering the Promo code in the box above you agree to the full terms and conditions of this promotion

GET £20 IN FREE BETS WHEN YOU BET £5

GET £20 IN FREE BETS
WHEN YOU BET £5

18+ New UK+IRE customers. PayPal and certain deposit and bet types excluded. Min first £5 bet within 14 days of account reg at min odds 1/2 = 4 x £5 free bets valid for 4 days on sports, stake not returned, restrictions apply. T&Cs apply

Bet £10 Get £30 in FREE Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

BET £10 GET £30 IN FREE BETS + £10 CASINO BONUS

Deposit using promo code: 30F

Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F – A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market – Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) – Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days – Free bet stakes not included in returns – Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Deposit methods, Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply.

Currently No Offer

CURRENTLY NO OFFER

Latest Posts