Saturday at Stamford Bridge, as Chelsea host Man City in the Premier League.
Leaders Chelsea are currently four·places higher than their opponents Man City, when the two sides meet, they will sit in first and fifth positions respectively.
Chelsea will seek to retain their position at the top of the table, this match is no exception
Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Thomas Tuchel will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Tottenham Hotspur 0-3 and Aston Villa 3-0
League leaders Chelsea keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last five fixtures is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With 13 points, they currently sit top of the League having won four games and drawn one game.
When Chelsea host Man City, they will do so on the back of two wins on their own ground.
Chelsea will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 16 points and keep their momentum going forward.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Chelsea, in terms of goals scored (12). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Romelu Lukaku (3), Antonio Rudiger (1), and Marcos Alonso (1). Not many teams would want to be labelled as defensive, but to win games, you must first not concede. This has been the hallmark of Chelsea’s success, with only conceded one goal so far.
Chelsea may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
Manchester City’s Premier League season, has so far seen them gain 10 points, going into this game
Man City keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four matches is astonishing this season. Their position is fifth in the League, and they have 10 points having won three games, drawn one game, and lost one game.
Man City have won one game and lost one game of their two League matches away from home this season.
Manchester City will see 13 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good Attacking Performance
Man City will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (11). Their stand out attacking players have been Ferran Torres (2), Raheem Sterling (1), and Ilkay Gundogan (1). Man City have a very good defensive record, having lonely conceded one goal in their previous matches.
Man City are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Pep Guardiola is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without six of his key players
Chelsea v Manchester City – Head-to-Heads.
Chelsea and Man City have faced each other 56 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Chelsea’s favour (29 – 19). Additionally, Man City have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Chelsea in fifteen out of the last 20 meetings with them.
Its a 38.46 percent win probability for Chelsea in this game.