The prediction of Chelsea and Manchester City comes before the match of the 17th round of the Premier League. This game will be played on January 3rd, at Stamford Bridge, England. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Match Preview and Team News
Frank Lampard’s men have won just one of their last five Premier League games. Chelsea’s recent slide appears to have coincided with rival managers talking them up as title contenders, and this looks to be the biggest test to date of Lampard’s managerial career. A nine-game unbeaten run between late September and early December had the Blues in prime position to challenge the top spot, but they slipped to sixth. One win in the last five has left fans and pundits alike asking if they were being talked of as title contenders too soon, and Lampard himself has said his side are still a work in progress. A 3-0 home win over West Ham United looked to be a result to get them back on track, but a 3-1 defeat at Arsenal followed, and then they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa on Monday. Big summer signing Timo Werner has gone eight games without a goal, although Chelsea has only failed to score once in their last seven in all competitions. Christian Pulisic plays fantastic and creates a lot of problems for the opponent’s defense. Many teams are ready to give a fortune for the arrival of this guy. Callum Hudson-Odoi is a tremendous player, and in the one-on-one game, he is unstoppable.
City heads to the capital unbeaten in their last six in the league and has two games in hand on the Blues. The Covid-19 outbreak at City that forced the postponement of City’s match against Everton on Tuesday may affect this game, with a decision expected soon on whether it will go ahead. Before the Manchester derby on December 12, Pep Guardiola’s men were in the bottom half of the table, and many were starting to rule them out of the title race after the goalless draw at Old Trafford. Since that result, though, the six-time English champions have won three and drawn one of their last four league games. Phil Foden shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Raheem Sterling is the engine of this team, his greatest virtue is speed, he has excellent ball control, and he can be satisfied with his performance.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Predicted Lineups
Chelsea: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Emerson, Kante, Jorginho, Havertz, Pulisic, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi.
Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Mendy, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling Torres.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Tips and Predictions
It is going to be a great battle between these two sides, and both teams have the chance to snatch a point. Therefore, it won’t be surprising if the game ends in a draw.
Prediction for this match is the goal of both teams. They are capable of scoring against any side, and we don’t think nets will remain still.
BTTS Yes @1.60
Correct score 1:1 @7.50