Manchester City vs. Chelsea Match Analysis and Prediction

After a 3-1 defeat to title contenders Liverpool in undoubtedly the most entertaining match in the Premier League, Man City will be look to bridge the point gap as they host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. The match is scheduled for 23rd November, with kickoff at 20:30 GMT.

After bottling their chance to come close to undefeated Liverpool side, Pep Guardiola’s side fell through the standings and are currently in 4th place with 25 points. The side has experienced 2 losses in their in their past 5 previous encounters.

Defense has been the main point of content for Man City following the departure of Vincent Kompany and injury of Laporte. This has forced Pep to consider possible January moves to sort out defense with interests in Leicester City’s duo of Johnny Evans and Soyuncu.

Chelsea are witnessing a successive Premier League start despite the transfer ban that hindered any summer moves. Coach Frank Lampard has successfully transformed the side with reliance of the young stars. The Blue have not lost any match in their past five encounters.

The currently 3rd in the Premier League tied with points with side Leicester City, separated by goal difference. The young squad has put some impressive performances with reinforcements in January with the end of the transfer ban.

 

Man City vs. Chelsea Head to Head

Both team have met on 35 different occasions with Man City pulling off 15 wins with Chelsea managing to pull off 16 wins. 4 games have ended in a draw between the two sides. Here is a look at the past encounters:

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 1-1 Man City

 

Man City Team News

It still remains a doubt whether Ederson will be fit to feature after picking a thigh strain which ruled him off the Liverpool clash. Wigner Bernado Silva will serve a match ban over a tweet. Laporte and Sane are still sidelined due to long term injuries.

Left back Zincheko is also ruled out of the clash but is still nursing an injury but will be available for the Champions League.

 

Chelsea Team News

Jorginho will be back to action after serving a match ban over their victory over side Crystal Palace. There is a still a cloud of doubt over the availability of Christian Pulisic after picking a hip injury during the international break.

Chelsea will be backing on the return of Rose Barkley who has been sidelined for some time due to injury. Ruben Loftus Cheek and Rudiger remain sideline with long time injuries but likely to feature in the coming month.

 

Prediction and Odds

Man City have a weak defense and are likely to concede a goal. Chelsea are a tough call with a solid defense and a forward moving attack. Hence, it would be a highly competitive match.

Chelsea win – 7.6

Draw – 5.05

Double Chance – 1.22

Goals Over 2.5 – 1.43

 

 

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