Manchester City travel to Stamford Bridge in London on Thursday night to face Chelsea. The home side are pushing for UEFA Champions League football, while City are not prepared to hand the title over to Liverpool just yet.
Chelsea Form & News
Chelsea have not lost in their last four Premier League games, winning their two home clashes before the lockdown break. Chelsea beat Everton and Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 and 2-1, respectively, at Stamford Bridge, and drew 2-2 away at Bournemouth between those wins.
Since the return of the Premier League, Chelsea have beaten Aston Villa 2-1 at Villa Park. Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud scored to claim the three points.
Midfielder Jorginho is back from suspension for Chelsea and could feature in coach Frank Lampard’s XI. Both centre back Fikayo Tomori and midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi missed the last game with minor injuries and could push for a return in this one.
Manchester City Form & News
Manchester City were defeated in two of their four matches before the lockdown break, but a 3-0 victory against Arsenal at home in their first match back means they now have three wins in their last five Premier League fixtures. Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden scored the goals in that encounter.
City play against Burnley on Monday night at The Etihad Stadium, so we will update you on their form after full time.
City centre back Eric Garcia is out due to concussion. Claudio Bravo and John Stones are doubts with minor hamstring and ankle problems respectively.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Head to Head
Chelsea have a 58-53 advantage in the 149 meetings of the sides, with 38 draws.
Manchester City have claimed the points in their last three clashes with Chelsea.
The last time the sides met saw City win 2-1 against Chelsea at The Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea vs Man City Odds
Chelsea are available at 3.80 to win, while Manchester City are priced at 1.85. The draw pays 3.80.
Over 2.5 goals is valued at 1.67, while Under 2.5 goals is valued at 2.20. BTTS Yes is priced at 1.57, while BTTS No is available at 2.25.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Match Up
Both teams have restarted their campaigns well, but City’s record against Chelsea is excellent, meaning it is likely to be a tough 90 minutes for the Blues.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Stats
- Chelsea have seen under 2.5 goals in 5 of their last 7 matches against Man City (all competitions).
- Chelsea have lost their last three matches against Man City (all competitions).
- Manchester City have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 4 away matches (Premier League).
- Manchester City have won 4 of their last 5 away matches (all competitions).