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Chelsea visit Etihad Stadium on Saturday for the Premier League fixture with hosts Manchester City.
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Manchester City are hoping to win again following a 2-0 Champions League success against Paris Saint-Germain.
In that match, Manchester City managed 44% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Manchester City was Riyad Mahrez (11', 63'). For their opponents, Paris Saint-Germain had 14 attempts on goal with 0 of them on target.
Their latest results highlight the fact that it has been a great time for the Manchester City backline. The Citizens have kept it tight, seeing the tally of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their past six games standing at 3.
Chelsea head into the game after a 2-0 Champions League win to beat Real Madrid in their most recent outing.
In that match, Chelsea had 32% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. For Chelsea, goals were scored by Timo Werner (28') and Mason Mount (85'). On the other side, Real Madrid CF got 7 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target.
A succession of hard-working showings from the Chelsea defenders has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 1 from their past 6 clashes overall. During the same time, their own attack force has managed to score 7. It will be interesting to see if that trend will be continued on in this game.
Their prior results show that Chelsea:
- have not won against Manchester City when they've played them away from home in the last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 7 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 10/02/2019 shows that Manchester City have won 3 of them and Chelsea 2, with the number of draws being 1.
In all, 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 12 of them for The Citizens and 5 belonging to The Blues. The average goals per game has been 2.83.
Team News: Manchester City
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Philippe Sandler (Ankle Surgery) is out of contention.
Team News: Chelsea
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Charly Musonda Jr. (Knee Surgery) and Mateo Kovacic (Muscle Injury) miss out here.
We feel that Chelsea might well have a job on their hands to hit the back of the net against this Manchester City team who we reckon should manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
Therefore, we predict a 1-0 win for Manchester City when all is said and done.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Etihad Stadium (55,017)
Captain: Fernando Fernandinho
Chairman: Khaldoon Al Mubarak
Manager: Pep Guardiola
Competitions: Premier League position 1, EFL Cup (Final), Champions League (Semi-Finals)
🔑 Key Player: İlkay Gündoğan
Regularly playing in the Centre Midfield position, İlkay Gündoğan was born in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. After having made a senior debut playing for Nuremberg in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 12 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 25 appearances.