Chelsea will be the focus of the most recent round of Premier League matches for the second game in a row when they host treble winners Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon in a thrilling matchup. Spurs fans celebrated Mauricio Pochettino’s homecoming with a thrilling 4-1 victory on Monday. Meanwhile, the Citizens advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League midweek with a three-goal victory over Young Boys.
Chelsea vs Manchester City
For Chelsea, things seem to be improving gradually but steadily. The Blues have now taken all three points in three of their past five Premier League games after winning just one of their opening six games this season. When taking into account the EFL Cup, where Pochettino’s team has advanced to the quarterfinals, their record increases to five wins from their previous seven games.
They just returned from a thrilling 4-1 victory over Tottenham on the road last weekend, despite having to play the final 35 minutes against a nine-man Spurs squad. Chelsea has nine points, separating them from the top four going into this difficult match.
For the first time since December 2018, Manchester City lost back-to-back Premier League games at the start of October, marking a rare dip in their performance. Since then, they have roared back, winning five straight games—three in the league and two in the Champions League group stage.
In their most recent game, they defeated Swiss team Young Boys 3-0 at home to keep their perfect winning record in that competition. The Citizens destroyed Bournemouth 6-1 at the Etihad Stadium in their final Premier League game.
The fact that Manchester City defeated Chelsea allowed them to reclaim the top spot in the Premier League standings. The team led by Pep Guardiola is now enjoying success after winning for the fifth time in a row on Tuesday night. Midweek, City defeated Young Boys 3-0, bringing their total goals scored in their last five games to 17.
Last Saturday, the champs easily defeated Bournemouth 6-1, with Erling Haaland leaving the game after 45 minutes without netting a goal. The attacker is back to full fitness and prepared to contribute here after scoring two goals in Europe midweek. The forward is worth a goal on Sunday because he has scored six goals in his last three games.
Chelsea lost each of the four meetings between these two teams during the previous campaign. The Blues will likely struggle this weekend since they have lost their previous four Premier League encounters with Manchester City and have dropped six straight games across all competitions. The Blues are still far from their best, but this City team is looking fantastic.
Chelsea has dropped eight Premier League home games in 2023, which is a record for the most losses in a single calendar year in the tournament. This weekend, City is expected to outscore a feeble Blues forward line, meaning another loss is in store.
Tip: Manchester City to Win / Haaland to Score
Manchester City to win – ❌
Haaland to Score – ✅
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