Chelsea vs Man City Premier League Predictions

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Chelsea vs Man City Premier League

Saturday December 8th, 17:30

Chelsea are the latest team to try and stand in the way of a dazzling Manchester City when the two teams go head-to-head at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening.

Predictions

Manchester City look destined to lift the Premier League trophy again this season, with their high football standards under Pep Guardiola showing no signs of slipping.
City are two points clear at the top of the league and have scored 43 goals in 14 matches – 11 more than the second top-scorers Arsenal.
Chelsea responded to a comprehensive defeat to Tottenham Hotspur by beating Fulham at the weekend to consolidate their position in the top four.
The Blues are yet to suffer defeat in West London under Maurizio Sarri but Saturday undoubtedly represents the toughest test of his five-month reign.
And Sarri and Chelsea have already been on the end of a City defeat this season having lost 2-0 in the Community Shield back in August.
Chelsea’s excellent record at home gives them some hope they can pick something up this weekend and a 1-1 draw could be the result. Read all our predictions for the Premier League.

Betting Tips

It would take a brave punter to log onto sports betting sites and tip any of Manchester City’s opponents to keep a clean sheet. Since way back in February, only Liverpool have prevented City from scoring away from home. Meanwhile, Chelsea have scored 15 goals in their last six home matches.

Raheem Sterling is undoubtedly one of Manchester City’s key players nowadays, with the England forward having scored eight goals already this season. He’s in top form having netted five times in his last six appearances in all competitions and will be motivated to score having never netted against Chelsea in a City shirt.

Statistics

Head to Head

Manchester City and Chelsea met in the Community Shield in August, with a Sergio Aguero double giving them the win. Last season at Stamford Bridge, Kevin De Bruyne’s super second-half strike also earned City a vital victory. Chelsea did get the three points in the 2016/17 campaign though, with Eden Hazard grabbing a brace.

Stats

  • Chelsea (9,981) and Manchester City (9,886) are the two top passers in the Premier League, with third placed Liverpool completing over 1,400 fewer passes this season.
  • Ruben Loftus-Cheek has scored five goals in his last six appearances for Chelsea.
  • Only Aaron Ramsey and Ryan Fraser can match Raheem Sterling’s tally of eight Premier League assists since the start of the campaign.
  • Bernardo Silva could make his 50th Premier League appearance for Manchester City if he features.
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