Manchester City vs Chelsea is the upcoming match as The Cityzens host the Blues at The Etihad Stadium on 15th January. Manchester City is currently sitting on the top of the table with back-to-back 5 wins with 53 points to their name. On the other hand, Chelsea is sitting in 2nd place with a huge 10 point difference. The Blues are having tough competition with Liverpool as only 1 point separates both the teams.
EPL Match Preview: Manchester City vs Chelsea
Manchester City FC:
The Cityzens are on a winning run as they haven’t lost a single match in their last 5 Premier League matches. Currently the league leaders, City have already established a 10 points lead over their upcoming opponents Chelsea FC. Manchester City managed to scrape out a 1-0 win over Brentford, followed by a lucky 2-1 win over Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal. Pep Guardiola and his side came back into action after a covid scare against their FA Cup tie against Swindon FC, where they won comfortably and went on to the next round. With these victories, Manchester City is now unbeaten in 7 matches in the top flight. With just 1 loss in their last 10 matches, Manchester City is on unbeaten form.
The Blues have seen a drop in their form as they tumbled down from being the league leaders to fighting for second place. Thomas Tuchel’s team has been going through serious jeopardy as they only gained 7 points from a possible 12. However, Chelsea took down Tottenham Hotspur in their second-leg EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday, as the Blues got a 0-1 victory in North London to advance to the final on a 3-0 aggregate.
Manchester City vs Chelsea: Recent Team Form in EPL:
Manchester City: W W W W W
Leicester City: D D W D D
Team News: Manchester City vs Chelsea
Manchester City FC:
Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko are said to be out with COVID-19 (Not 100% confirmation).
However, Riyad Mahrez is unavailable due to the Africa Cup of Nations duty with Algeria.
But, the club is expecting John Stones to come back into action after recovering from a knock.
Ben Chilwell, Reece James, Trevoh Chalobah remain absent.
While AFCON representative Edouard Mendy remains on national duty with Senegal.
On the other hand, Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante both returned from COVID-19.
MCI vs CFC: Possible Line-ups:
Manchester City FC: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; B. Silva, Jesus, Foden
Chelsea FC: Kepa; Christensen, T. Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku