Chelsea Vs Man City encounter set to go down later today in the English Premier League as we give u the matchday preview of what’s expected.
A rivalry between the two sides who have seen success come to them since a new owner took over them with City being the most successful as they have won the League more over the last five years.
The game is about the first placed team taking on fifth place as they are going into this encounter looking to claim all three points to boost their chances of winning the Premier League title this season.
Last time both teams played against each other, it was in the Uefa Champions League final which was won by Chelsea 1-0 with the only goal coming from Kai Havertz on that night of good football.
CHELSEA VS MAN CITY MATCHDAY PREVIEW
An important game for both sides who will be going into it with the mindset of winning and claiming all three points which could give them the chance of keeping their position or move up.
Last time Chelsea Vs Man City happened in the Premier League, it was the Blues from London taking home all the three points as they won 2-1 away from home during Thomas Tuchel takeover from Lampard.
The first leg was disastrous as Manchester City destroyed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 3-1 during Frank Lampard era as manager of the club which he beat Pep Guardiola his previous season.
Today’s game won’t be an easy one despite the good form of Thomas Tuchel side which saw them winning their last encounter in the Carabao Cup via penalties against Aston Villa.
A 6-1 win for Pep Guardiola side saw them also making it to the next round of the competition they currently hold the title for after beating Tottenham to win it last season which was good for them.
CHELSEA VS MAN CITY INJURY UPDATE
Two players already ruled out of the encounter which includes Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic who both have injuries and won’t be taking part in the match going to be played later today at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel Full Comments On injured Players;
“Christian Pulisic is out and Mason Mount it’s too soon. He has a minor injury from the Aston Villa game. He made a big step, huge progress, but not enough.”
On Mason Mount’s Absence;
“He’s very disappointed. I didn’t feel it during the match as it happened during the second half, playing through the injury. The stats for recovery are huge – he could’ve played if the game was one day later. It’s minor.”
Meanwhile, Edouard Mendy is back on the team after being rested against Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup game which saw Kepa Arrizabalaga doing a wonderful job to replace the Senegalese who had a minor injury.
CHELSEA VS MAN CITY LINEUP AND FORMATION (3-4-2-1)
With two players ruled out, Thomas Tuchel is still looking positive about others who will be taking part in the match as Edouard Mendy will be taking over his goalkeeping position after two games absent.
Edouard Mendy (Goalkeeper); Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva (Defenders); Cesar Azpilicueta, NGolo Kante, Jorginho, Marcos Alonso (Midfielders); Kai Havertz, Timo Werner (Attackers) Romelu Lukaku (Striker).
Expected lineup ahead of the game which will be going on as Thomas Tuchel is positive a win should be on the table and also any more changes could happen before the encounter kickoff as the manager could change his mind.
KICKOFF TIME AND BETTING TIPS
Chelsea Vs Man City will be played at Stamford Bridge as kickoff time is confirmed at 12:30 Uk and 12:30 PM Nigerian time as both teams will be doing battle to claim all three points or a draw.
Also we will be bringing the game live to you from few minutes to kickoff which u can steam directly from your mobile phone or PC without any registration or payment made before gaining access to the game.
CHELSEA VS MAN CITY BETTING TIPS
This game is 50/50 so just expect anything to happen from both sides who sides equal chances of getting a win despite Chelsea being the home team in the encounter which their manager also confirmed it will be a hard game.
You should be expecting a low scoring match as you either go with 1x and Under 2.5 or play it 12 and over 1.5 which is likely to happen with both teams standing equal chance of getting a result at the end of the final whistle.
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