Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.
Manchester City vs Chelsea
English Premier League 2016/17
3rd December, 12:30 pm BST
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Manchester City Team News & Preview
Manchester City host Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend, and it should be a fascinating contest between two of the best tacticians in the league.
Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola have both done well in the Premier League so far and are rightly sitting towards the top end of the table. City are just one point behind league leaders, Chelsea, and this will be a great chance for them to showcase their true quality and close the gap.
The home side will need to improve defensively in order to beat the Blues. City have kept just two clean sheets all season and are quite inconsistent. Having said that, Manchester City aren’t exactly easy to beat, winning the last six league matches.
Pep Guardiola’s team have won five of the last six home meetings against Chelsea. It will be interesting to see how the two managers set up to counter each other.
Vincent Kompany is the only injury worry for the home side. Raheem Sterling remains a doubt, but is expected to recover in time.
Predicted Manchester City Starting Lineup (3-4-2-1): Bravo; Stones, Fernandinho, Otamendi; Sagna, Gundogan, Fernando, Kolarov; Silva, De Bruyne; Aguero
Chelsea Team News & Preview
Chelsea are the most in-form team in the country right now. Ever since Conte decided to switch to a back three, the Blues are unbeaten and have been unplayable.
Chelsea have won each of their last seven matches in the Premier League and have only conceded just one goal in that time. The away side will be full of confidence, and Conte will fancy his side’s chances of another win here.
Apart from John Terry, Antonio Conte has a fully fit squad to choose from. The Italian is expected to name an unchanged eleven from Chelsea’s last game.
Predicted Chelsea Starting Lineup (3-4-3): Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Manchester City vs Chelsea Key Stats
Chelsea have won their last 7 matches in the Premier League.
Manchester City have drawn their last 3 home matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 away matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches in the Premier League.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips
Manchester City have seen over 2.5 goals (8/11) in their last 3 matches against Chelsea in all competitions. Considering how well Chelsea have done in front of the goal lately and City’s impressive attack, another high scoring game is likely.
Chelsea are in stunning form right now. Get the Blues to win at 5/2.
Manchester City have done very well against Chelsea at home over the years. Get the home side to win at 11/10.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
Manchester City are a very good team with a world-class manager. However, the momentum is with Chelsea right now. Although Pep Guardiola is a better tactician than Conte, the Italian has a more organised side who are capable of shutting down the City attack.
Defensively, Chelsea are extremely good and should be able to nick this one especially with the kind of form Costa and Hazard are in.
Manchester City 1-2 Chelsea