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Manchester City vs Chelsea Live Stream, Predictions
Chelsea will be at The Etihad Stadium on Sunday for the Premier League meeting with home team Manchester City.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Manchester City v Chelsea can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
📊 Form Guide
Manchester City will be looking for a repeat result of the 4-0 Champions League triumph against Real Madrid.
In that match, Manchester City had 60% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For Manchester City, the scorers were Bernardo Silva (23', 37'), Manuel Akanji (76') and Julián Álvarez (91'). At the other end, Real Madrid had 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
Manchester City haven’t had any problems with scoring, hitting the target every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 15 during that time while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 3. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Taking a look at their past results, Manchester City:
- haven't lost in the league to Chelsea in their previous 3 games.
- are unbeaten in their last 10 league matches at home. Visiting teams have certainly not had an easy time of it here.
In the game prior to this, Chelsea drew 2-2 in the Premier League tie with Nottingham Forest.
In that game, Chelsea managed 76% possession and 14 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Chelsea was Raheem Sterling (51', 58'). Nottingham Forest had 11 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Taiwo Awoniyi (13', 62') was the scorer for Nottingham Forest.
The stats don’t lie, and Chelsea have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 12 goals in total. At the back, Chelsea have some weaknesses to address.
🤜🤛 Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes dating back to 29/05/2021 shows that Manchester City have won 5 of these games & Chelsea 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
10 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from The Citizens and 1 coming from The Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 1.67.
ℹ️ Team News: Manchester City
There is just a single fitness concern for the Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to be concerned with from a near full-strength squad. Nathan Aké (Hamstring Injury) is out of contention. Benjamin Mendy is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
In our view, The Citizens will probably employ a 3-2-4-1 system in the match, utilising Ederson Moraes, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Manuel Akanji, John Stones, Rodri, Riyad Mahrez, Julian Alvarez, Ilkay Gundogan, Jack Grealish and Erling Haaland.
📋 Team News: Chelsea
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Marc Cucurella (Muscle Injury), Kalidou Koulibaly (Hamstring Injury), Benoît Badiashile (Unknown Injury), Ben Chilwell (Hamstring Injury), N'Golo Kanté (Groin Injury), Reece James (Hamstring Injury), Mason Mount (Pelvis Injury) and Armando Broja (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
There’s a good chance that The Blues seem most likely to play in a 3-4-3 system using Kepa Arrizabalaga, Wesley Fofana, Thiago Silva, Trevoh Chalobah, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Conor Gallagher, Enzo Fernandez, Noni Madueke, Lewis Hall, Raheem Sterling and Joao Felix.
Our thinking is that Chelsea have the firepower to break down this Manchester City lineup, although it probably won’t be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a narrow 2-1 victory for Manchester City at the end of the match. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Peter Guest, 00:50 17/05/2023
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Etihad Stadium (53,400)
Captain: İlkay Gündoğan
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 1, FA Cup (Final), FA Community Shield (Community Shield), Champions League (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Phil Foden
Mostly taking up the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Phil Foden was born in Stockport, England. Having played his first senior match for Manchester City in the 2017 - 2018 season, the accomplished Midfielder has managed 10 league goals in this Premier League 2022 - 2023 season to date from a total of 29 appearances.
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