Manchester City vs Chelsea
English Premier League
Date: 21 May 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
On Sunday, Manchester City will play Chelsea in the Premier League with the goal of clinching the league championship at home.
Manchester City will be the favorites to defeat Chelsea and earn all three points because they are just one victory away from winning the Premier League.
The home team has picked up six straight victories and is currently on fire.
Chelsea, on the other hand, is 11th in the standings and has lost five of their previous six league games.
Four of the Blues’ last six Premier League games have ended in losses.
Therefore, they will face difficulty in this away encounter.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Head to head :
- These two teams have played each other twice this season and Manchester City have claimed two clean sheet wins, including a 4-0 drubbing of the Blues in the third round of the FA Cup at the start of the year.
- The Citizens will go into this on the back of five consecutive wins over Chelsea who have failed to find the back of the net along the way.
- Man City have 39 wins, 17 draws, and just 22 defeats in the last 78 home clashes against the Blues.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction :
The previous Premier League match between these two teams ended in a close victory for Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.
And they’ll be trying to beat Chelsea in the league twice here.
Back in January, the two teams faced off in the FA Cup, with Manchester City coming out on top 4-0.
It will be interesting to see if Chelsea can shock Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and put off their championship celebration for another week.
In advance of the most recent meeting between the two sides, The gamzmania a closer look at the clash.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Team News :
Nathan Ake, a former Chelsea defender who has missed the last three games due to a hamstring injury, is the only player for Man City who could be injured on Sunday.
Guardiola is anticipated to make a few adjustments to his starting lineup given that he has three Premier League games in eight days to prepare for.
Aymeric Laporte may replace either Kyle Walker or Akanji in defense.
Mahrez, who has four goals in his previous three matches against Chelsea, will be vying with Bernardo Silva for the right flank starting spot.
Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez, who started the game on the bench in midweek, are also looking to make their way back into the starting lineup.
The Premier League’s top scorer, Erling Braut Haaland, is expected to start behind the league’s in-form captain Ilkay Gundogan, who has four goals in his last two league games, and playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who has seven assists in his last nine games overall.
Benoit Badiashile, a defender for Chelsea, has added his name to a long list of injured players after suffering a groin injury during practice.
Manchester City possible starting lineup:
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte; Stones, Rodri; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Gundogan, Grealish; Haaland
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; Chalobah, Silva, W. Fofana; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Fernandez, Gallagher, Hall; Sterling, Havertz