North London sets to come alive with the top four favourites Chelsea take on high flying Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge. The match schedules for Thursday with kickoff at
Coach Frank Lampard focuses on the summer window opening with a number of top profile players making their way to the Stamford Bridge. The Blues recently bagged German international Timo Werner and attacking midfielder Ziyech.
However, the race for top-four finish still remains a battle to stay on top for the Blues. The side ceded of the threat by Aston Villa with a 2-1 win. The win tightened the side’s clasp of the top four with 51 points.
The side currently sits five points clear of fifth-placed Manchester United and four points behind side Leicester City. Their previous match revealed the defensive reinforcements needed in the side the coming summer.
Manchester City continued with their successive run after the corona break with the 5-0 thrashing of side Burnley. The side has scored eight goals and conceded none in their last two matches. A win over the Blues will extend their rivals, Liverpool, from clinching the Premier League cup this weekend.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Head to Head
Both sides have met 34 times in the Premier League, with the Citizens picking up 16 wins which are one less than what the Blues have. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Man City 2-1 Chelsea
Man City 6-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 2-0 Man City
Man City 1-0 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-1 Man City
Chelsea 2-1 Man City
Man City 1-3 Chelsea
Chelsea 0-3 Man City
Chelsea Team News
Back in the starting lineup is defensive midfielder Ngolo Kante who was impressive in their last outing at Villa Park. The French international earned the respect of Frank Lampard after a series of unconvincing performances before the corona break.
Other possible lineups include Ruben Loftus Cheek and attacking midfielder Mason Mount who has been impressive his first season for the Blues. Another impressive prospect this season is Billy Gilmour.
Manchester City Team News
The Citizens will head to the Stamford Bridge without the services of talisman Sergio Aguero who picked a knee injury in their 5-0 thrashing of Burnley. Filling the boots will be Brazilian Jesus who is yet to make a mark in the squad. Contract negotiations with Leroy Sane hit the rocks with the German international sets to leave Etihad on a transfer.
Prediction and Odds
Manchester City is on a high scoring spirit from their last two games, and we expect the same at the Stamford Bridge.
Man City Win
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 2.5