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Manchester City vs. Chelsea: Premier League – Match Preview

by hisham

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

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