Chelsea vs Manchester City Predictions and Betting Tips
League leaders Chelsea welcome Manchester City to the Stamford Bridge this Saturday with both sides keen on putting down a marker by downing their title challengers. Read on for our expert tips and predictions.
Although Man City managed to beat Chelsea in London last season- a Lampard-led Chelsea outfit at the time-, Tuchel got the better of Guardiola three times as Chelsea boss before the end of the season. Once in the FA Cup and the Premier League before a 1-0 win in the UEFA Champions League final. Would we see the German tactician continue to dominate the bald genius?
Marquee game in the Premier League this weekend
Although it's still early in the season, the Blues of London look like the side to topple the crown off the head of their Saturday's opponents. A run of four wins and a draw after five league games has put them at the summit of the early-season standings- Klopp's Liverpool in a close second. Tuchel and his troops head into this game having won four straight games- Two wins against Aston Villa on either side of triumphs against Spurs in the league and Zenit in the Champions League. It is also to be noted that they have conceded just one goal in the league so far, however, their brilliant rearguard would be put to the test against Guardiola and his charges.
The Cityzens kicked off their defence of the Carabao Cup with the 6-1 thrashing of Wycombe Wanderers. De Bruyne and Foden both scored their first goals of the season in a much-needed confidence booster for Manchester City given that they failed to pick up maximum points in their most recent league game. Hasenhuttl and his Saints left the Etihad with a point last Saturday as Southampton held the defending premier league champions to a 0-0 stalemate. Also, with PSG and Liverpool as their next two games, it is then left to see how this star-studded squad's state of affairs come next weekend.
Chelsea vs Man City Team News
Chelsea possible starting XI:
Mendy; Christensen, T Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Joginho, Alonso; Mount, Lukaku, Havertz
Manchester City possible starting XI:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Jesus, Torres, Grealish
Chelsea vs Man City Prediction: 1-1
We expect to see a tight affair in London this weekend with both sides keen on putting out a huge statement in their title aspirations. However, we don't quite see a clear winner heading into this game and as such, we would be going for a draw with both sides finding the net.