Chelsea vs Manchester City. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more
Chelsea will host Manchester City in the 6th round of the English Premier League. The match takes place at Stamford Bridge on 25 September. The kick-off time is 17.00 IST.
The match in London will be the centerpiece of Saturday’s game day in the Premier League. It is important for the home side to prove their worth against the champions, while also securing their place at the top of the table. For Manchester City, it is a chance to return to their usual top spot in the standings. What will be the outcome of the game?
Chelsea News & Current Form:
Last week, Chelsea made two starts in tournaments. It was not easy for the Londoners to qualify for the FA League Cup, where they beat Aston Villa only in a penalty shoot-out to reach the 1/8 finals. There also was a successful start in the Champions League, where the first tour of the group stage with Zenit ended in a 1-0 victory.
In the English Premier League, Thomas Tuchel’s side shares first place with Liverpool and Man Utd after five rounds. The Pensioners have four wins and one peaceful outcome to their credit, which brings them to 13 points. The quality of the defensive line, which has conceded just once, cannot be ignored.
So far, only Liverpool have managed to hold Chelsea back. And that’s mostly thanks to Reece James‘ sending off at the end of the first half. Even playing with ten men in the second half, the London club did not lose at Anfield.
In the last round, the Aristocrats confidently outplayed Tottenham (3-0). The top scorer of the team is Romelu Lukaku – three goals scored by the newcomer.
Mendy and Pulisic will not be able to help the team.
Manchester City News & Current Form:
Manchester City opened the new season with a match for the Super Cup, in which they lost the trophy to FA Cup holders Leicester Сity. This week, Pep Guardiola’s side also kicked off in the Carabao Cup, where they easily reached the 1/8 final by thrashing modest Wycombe Wanderers (6-1).
In the Premier League championship, the Sky Blue are currently in fifth place. The reason for that was a setback in the first leg against Tottenham (0-1). Prior to today’s encounter, the Citizens enjoyed three wins and a recent 0-0 draw with Southampton FC last Sunday, which brought them 10 points, three points less than the front three.
The defensive line is just as good, with the team conceding only once.
Gundogan, Laporte, Mendy, Stones, Zinchenko and Rodri will not be available.
Chelsea season form guide: W-D-W-W-W-W
Manchester City season form guide: W-W-W-W-D-W
Chelsea vs Manchester City Head-To-Head Record:
Chelsea vs Manchester City Predicted XI:
Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Havertz, Lukaku, Werner.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Jesus, Torres, Grealish.
Statistical preview of the match Chelsea vs Manchester City:
- Thomas Tuchel claimed victory in all 3 matches against Pep Guardiola as Chelsea manager.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six matches.
- Chelsea are scoring an average of 1.80 goals per game in their last 5 games, while Manchester City are scoring 3.60 goals per game.
- In the last 5 games, Chelsea are conceding an average of 0.40 goals per game, the same figure for Manchester City is 0.80.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction:
Equal teams meet and it is crucial not to lose points in a head-to-head encounter. These top matches are very tense and are won by strategy and tactics.
The Champions League final, in which Chelsea beat City 1-0, is still not forgotten. Both teams are good in the defensive end, and it’s likely that something similar will happen this time.
It is difficult to guess whether it will be a draw, but we think that there will be few goals scored, remember, each team has conceded only one goal in the championship, and this is despite the fact that they played against serious opponents.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: We say match total less than 2.5.