15th January – 13:30, Etihad Stadium, Manchester
Manchester City and Chelsea will open Saturday’s action of the Premier League 22nd round. The home side is playing in phenomenal form with 11 wins in a row in the Premier League. On the other hand, the visitors have two draws in a row, and they want to stay in the title race.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Match Preview & Team News
Manchester City wants to pick where they left off after a 4:1 triumph in the FA Cup over Swindon Town. The question of the winner was resolved in the first half. Raheem Sterling and the lads have been pretty efficient lately, scoring 24 goals in the previous six games. The Citizens are running hot lately, and they are already ten points ahead of their upcoming rivals. They’ve also been pretty confident at home, allowing only four points to their opponents at Etihad Stadium. As for the absences, there is only one concern for Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola. Besides Luka Ilic’s injury, he can count on an almost completely healthy group of players.
Chelsea enters this clash after a 1:0 away victory in the EFL Cup over Tottenham Hotspur. They deservedly reached the final and remained confident during the entire tie. In the last half of a dozen clashes, Chelsea scored a total of 14 goals. During these matches, their opponents managed to find the back of the net five times. Mason Mount is the best scorer on the team, netting seven goals this season. Great credit goes to his former coach Frank Lampard, who saw great potential in him and gave him a chance to make his debut. Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel does not have a complete selection team. Reese James suffered a knee injury, and Ben Chilwell tore his cruciate ligaments.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Manchester City is playing the best in the Premier League at home, with five consecutive wins in front of their fans and eight in total. On the other hand, Chelsea has been excellent on the road, getting back home with a win on seven occasions. However, the hosts are the favorites in this match, and we expect them to pick up all three points.
Goals Market Prediction
Both teams have been involved in high-scoring matches this season, and this one shouldn’t be much different. Since Manchester City has been lethal for the opponents’ goalkeepers lately, we should see at least three goals in total.
Manchester City vs Chelsea
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