Chelsea and Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways when both sides meet at Stamford Bridge this Wednesday for the 19th-round match of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Venue: Stamford Bridge (London)
Chelsea have won just one of their last seven league games (D3, L3).
They have kept just one clean sheet in their last nine games in all competitions.
The Blues have lost just one of their last eleven home league games (W6, D4).
Manchester City have won their last two away league games.
They have scored the most goals in the league this season (44).
The visitors have conceded just six goals away from home this season. Conversely, no side have conceded fewer away goals.
They have scored in each of their last nine games in all competitions.
Head to head
Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 in their last competitive meeting last November in the Carabao Cup.
But in the Premier League, Chelsea have the better record, having won 27 of the 50 PL meetings between both sides, losing 16 and drawing seven.
Latest performances in all competitions
Manchester City: D-W-W-W-L
Chelsea will look to get back to winning ways when they host Man City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
The Blues began the new year on a disappointing note as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest. In a poor display at City Ground, Chelsea took the lead early in the first half when Raheem Sterling pounced on a loose ball in the Forest penalty area to score his second goal in three games.
But a poor second-half showing by Chelsea and an equally impressive display by Forest resulted in the hosts equalising through Serge Aurier. The result means that Graham Potter’s men come into this fixture sitting seven points behind Manchester United in fourth position.
After the game, Potter admitted his side didn’t deserve to win despite enjoying the lion’s share of the ball possession. “The performance level was not good enough,” he said.
“When the game was controlled in the first half, we didn’t do well enough, and in the second half, when it was uncontrolled, we suffered.”
Potter will hope his side will perform better in this game against a City side that have won each of the last three head-to-head meetings between both sides.
Possible Chelsea starting line-up
Kepa Arrizabalaga; César Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella; Jorginho, Mateo Kovačić, Mason Mount; Christian Pulisic, Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz.
Injured: N’Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Wesley Fofana, Armando Broja, Reece James
Manchester City will be desperate to get back to winning ways when they travel to London.
The Cityzens dropped two valuable points last time when they were held to a 1-1 draw against Everton. In a game that saw Erling Haaland score his 21st league goal of the season in just 16 games, a brilliant solo effort by Demarai Gray rescued a point for Frank Lampard’s men.
The result and Arsenal’s 4-2 win over Brighton at the weekend means that Pep Guardiola’s side are now seven points behind in the race for the title.
Although the gap is widening, City remain firmly in the title race. They will consider their experience in winning titles key in this race. However, given their form and that of Haaland, they can bounce back and make it four consecutive wins over Chelsea in all competitions.
Possible Manchester City starting line-up
Ederson Moraes; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernado Silva; Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland.
Injured: Ruben Dias, Kalvin Phillips
Chelsea 1-3 Man City