Chelsea vs Man City Preview, Team News, Line-Ups, Betting Tips & Prediction
Chelsea take on Manchester City at Stamford Bridge this evening. Here is a preview with team news, line-ups, betting tips and predicted score.
Chelsea will look to bounce back from their defeat to Crystal Palace when they entertain Manchester City at Stamford Bridge tonight.
The Blues saw their lead at the top of the table cut to seven points following the shock 2-1 loss to Palace after Tottenham beat Burnley away on Saturday afternoon.
With Spurs taking on Swansea this evening, the pressure is firmly on Antonio Conte’s men to tighten their grip at the top with a positive result against City.
However, Pep Guardiola will be looking to keep alive their hopes of catching Chelsea as a win would see City move to within eight points with eight games remaining.
The Citizens may feel they dropped two valuable points after twice letting slip a lead to draw 2-2 with Arsenal on Sunday so they’ll be looking to go away with all three points from the capital this time around.
Chelsea will hand a late fitness test to Victor Moses after he missed the Palace game with a toe injury while Conte says he needs to check on a couple of other unnamed players before finalising his eleven.
As for City, they’ll be without Bacary Sagna as he’s been sidelined with an abductor injury so Pablo Zabaleta is expected to start at right-back.
Gabriel Jesus is making good progress in his recovery from a foot injury but he’s still some way from full fitness so Sergio Aguero will continue to lead the line up front.
Chelsea 2-1 Man City: The Blues will be desperate to get back on track and prove Saturday’s defeat was just a blip. City looked dangerous going forward against Arsenal but they were vulnerable at the back and that’s the reason I think Chelsea are going to edge this one.
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- Both teams to score at: 4/6 – a £10 bet would return £16.60
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- Costa to score first in a 2-1 Chelsea win at: 18/1 – a £10 bet would return £190
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