Manchester City hosts Chelsea
The champion Manchester City hosts Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in the big derby of the 13th round of the Premier League. We will take a look at this fixture, because it could lead to some changes in the standings of the league.
Because of their defeat against Liverpool at the Anfield, Manchester City are now 4th in the standigns with 25 points. Chelsea are third with one point more, so the Cityzens have a chance to climb up again in the table if they win on Saturday.
Against Liverpool Manchester City suffered their third defeat in the league since the beginning of the season. They are now on 9 points behind the leader Liverpool and a point behind Leicester City and Chelsea. It seems that Pep Guardiola’s team will have some serious difficulties to defend the title again.
Manchester City gave their all against Liverpool at the Anfield, but the Reds enjoyed a crucial 3-1 win. Bernardo Silva scored City’s only goal in the game, but when it happened it was already 3-0 for the hosts.
Against Chelsea Guardiola can’t use the injured Oleksandr Zinchenko and Aymeric Laporte, while Bernardo Silva is suspended.
Chelsea the team in the best form in the Premier League right now. Frank Lampard’s boys in a run of five consecutive wins in the league. In their last game the Blues hosted Crystal Palace and achieved a 2-0 win with the goals of Tammy Abraham and Christian Pulisic. For Abraham it was his 10th goal in the Premier League since the start of the campaign. Only Jamie Vardy has more goals than him at the moment.
It’s always fascinating when Manchester City and Chelsea face each other in the Premier League. For the Cityzens this is a very unpleasant to approach this game from 4th place, but now they have the chance to overtake Chelsea and move at least to third place.