The Citizens are hoping to extend their unbeaten streak to 11 games when they visit Stamford Bridge on Sunday. We present you our Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview for the mots exciting game of Premier League Round 17.
Chelsea Recent Form & Team News
A record of only one win in five matches (W1, D1, L3) has given Chelsea a tough job as they pursue the first Premier League title in four years. The two games they didn’t lose in this span were at Stamford Bridge and saw the Blues open the scoring and lead 1-0 at halftime. Frank Lampard’s side averaged precisely 2.0 goals per contest in the final 30 minutes across their previous six PL victories.
Even though Aston Villa held them to a 1-1 draw on Dec 28, Chelsea finished 2020 averaging 2.18 points per PL match at home played in the past year. That is a big improvement from the 1.32 points per PL home game in 2019, with eight (72.73%) of Chelsea’s 11 wins at home in 2020 providinga 2+ goal difference.
Player to watch: Olivier Giroud opened the scoring in a 1-1 draw with Villa. Four of his last six goals in the Premier League arrived in the last 15 minutes of first half.
Hot stat: Since August 2012, Giroud scored more headed goals than any other player in PL (32).
Frank Lampard will be without Reece James (thigh), while Hakim Ziyech (thigh) is questionable to feature.
Manchester City Recent Form & Team News
Manchester City are unbeaten in six Premier League games (W4, D2) after scoring the first match-goal in five of those six. They did it each time in the opening 30 minutes. Impressively, the Citizens now kept the net intact 13 times in all competitions this term, which is more than any other side in Europe’s top five leagues.
City lost both haves 1-0 on their previous PL trip to London, while they also suffered a 2-1 defeat the last time they played at Stamford Bridge, losing the first half 1-0. Pep Guardiola’s team has a poor ten-game record at this venue (W2, D2, L6).
Player to watch: Ferran Torres scored three goals in his last five starts. His team won all seven games in which he scored this season.
Pep Guardiola cannot count on Ederson, Gabriel Jesus, and Kyle Walker, who are all ill. Eric Garcia (knock) is questionable to play on Sunday.
We close the Sunday action in the Premier League with our Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview, but there is more to come tomorrow! Make sure you come back for confirmed lineups and LIVE stream link prior to the kick-off.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Confirmed Lineups
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