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Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview And Prediction

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Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview and Prediction:

Competition Premier League
Start Date 4th March 2018 – 16:00 GMT
Venue Etihad Stadium
Referee Michael Oliver

Chelsea have to beat Manchester city this weekend to stand a chance of returning to the premier League top 4 at the first opportunity.

A 2-1 loss to Manchester United last time out allowed Tottenham to leapfrog the reigning champions and Spurs host Huddersfield 25 hours before kick-off at Etihad Stadium so could be five points clear come Sunday.

city, meanwhile, keep to motor towards the title after thrashing Arsenal for the second time in 5 games, first in the EFL Cup final earlier than a league meeting at Emirates Stadium, each with the aid of a 3-0 scoreline


 W W L W W | L D W W L 


Team Played Win Draw Lose Score Goals Scored Goals Allowed

Manchester City

143 48 38 57 191:210 1.34 1.47


143 57 38 48 210:191 1.47 1.34


Manchester City

Fernandinho missed Manchester city’s 3-0 win over Arsenal on Thursday through injury and remains a big doubt here.
Raheem Sterling returned to training ahead of Thursday’s game however was no longer risked. He may want to return here.
Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi have started out the last matches, so John Stones and Aymeric Laporte will hope to advantage from playing time here.
Kyle Walker limped off against Arsenal in midweek however Pep Guardiola is confident not anything is seriously incorrect.
Fabian Delph continues to be suspended for the hosts, so Danilo or Oleksandr Zinchenko will deputise at left-back.


David Luiz, Ross Barkley and Tiemoué Bakayoko are all doubts ahead of Sunday’s trip to the Etihad.
Antonio Conte must determine among Alvaro Morata, Eden hazard or Olivier Giroud through the middle.
Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger battle for a spot in Chelsea’s back 3.

Expected Lineup Of Manchester City 

Lineup: Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchenko; de Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane. 

Missing Players Of Manchester City 

Player Reason Status
Benjamin Mendy   Out
Fabian Delph   Out
Kyle Walker   Doubtful
Raheem Sterling   Doubtful
Fernandinho   Doubtful

Expected Lineup Of Chelsea 

Lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.

Missing Players Of Chelsea 

Player Status
Tiemoué Bakayoko   Doubtful
Ross Barkley   Doubtful
David Luiz   Doubtful

Prediction:  3-1

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