This weekend, Manchester City and Chelsea will battle it out in the Premier League as a dress rehearsal for their Champions League final clash later this month.
Venue: Etihad Stadium
- Manchester City have won 20 of their last 22 matches (Premier League).
- Chelsea have kept a clean sheet in 7 of their last 9 matches (Premier League).
- Chelsea are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 matches (Premier League).
- Manchester City have won their last 3 home matches against Chelsea in all competitions.
- Manchester City have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches (Premier League).
- Manchester City have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 3 home matches (Premier League).
Pep Guardiola’s side are extremely close to wrapping up the title, and a win against Chelsea will see them crowned as the Premier League champions.
The home side managed to beat Chelsea 3-1 in the Premier League earlier this season, and they will be hoping to complete a league double over the Blues.
City are coming into this game on the back of five wins in six Premier League matches, and they will be full of confidence.
The home side have won 20 of their last 22 matches in the Premier League, and they’re undoubtedly the best team in the country right now.
Possible Manchester City Line-ups
Ederson; Benjamin Mendy, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan; Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez; Sergio Aguero
The Blues are coming into this game on the back of a Champions League semi-final win against Real Madrid, and they will be confident of getting another big result here.
They managed to beat Manchester City in the FA Cup last month, and Thomas Tuchel will be expecting a similar performance from his players this week.
The Blues have been excellent defensively since the arrival of the German manager, and they have kept a clean sheet in seven of their last nine Premier League matches.
If they can keep the Manchester City attack under control, Chelsea will have a great chance of picking up all three points here.
Possible Chelsea Line-ups
Kepa Arrizabalaga; Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma; Marcos Alonso, Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz
Manchester City : Draw : Chelsea :: 1.90 : 3.40 : 4.20
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Manchester City have been formidable at home, and they are aware of the fact that a win here takes them to the title.
The players will be motivated to pick up a win at home, and their recent run of form suggests that they should be able to grind out the three points here.
Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea