Chelsea Predicted lineup vs Manchester City, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream
Man City will be playing at the Stamford Bridge against Chelsea this weekend and Alley Sport brings you the Chelsea predicted lineup vs Manchester City. 2021’s first marquee fixture in the Premier League has Chelsea hosting Manchester City. An exciting fixture that has much to offer for both the teams and this will turn out to be an important 3 points in the race for the Champions League spots.
Chelsea vs Manchester City, Match Preview
The home side comes into the game, badly in need of a win. 3 points against Manchester City would do a great deal of help to under-fire manager Frank Lampard. The Blues have lost 3 of their last 5 games in the league and find Pep Guardiola’s City team standing in their way. Chelsea’s last match was a 1-1 draw at home against Aston Villa.
That match marked Euro 60 million pound signing Timo Werner’s 11th straight game without a goal for Chelsea. The German marksman, who arrived from RB Leipzig this summer, will be hungry to end his goal drought. Olivier Giroud has been a breath of fresh air in a Chelsea team that otherwise has very little to be optimistic about.
Manchester City, on the other hand, have won their last 3 games and will be buoyant, coming into the match. Dynamic winger Raheem Sterling and the young Ferran Torres are ones to watch out, while there is the obvious threat of Kevin de Bruyne. The Manchester club’s biggest problem, however is not related to football. The Blues would hope to get some ‘positive’ news about Covid tests on their squad, after their league match against Everton at Goodison Park was called off this week.
Chelsea vs Manchester City, head-to-head
The previous encounter between the two sides ended 2-1 in Chelsea’s (and Liverpool’s) favour. However, the last 5 Premier League matches between these two teams has been overwhelmingly in favour of Manchester City. The Citizens have won 4 out of their last 5 Premier League matches against the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Chelsea vs Manchester City, latest team news
Chelsea could be without the services of summer signing Hakim Ziyech. The Moroccan playmaker is an injury doubt as he is recovering from a hamstring injury. Impressive right-back Reece James is also ruled out of the fixture on account of a knee injury.
Chelsea predicted lineup vs Manchester City
Lampard has been putting out his Chelsea team in a 4-3-3 formation and we expect him to continue with this set-up. The possibility of a tactical tweak is also expected, as the Chelsea boss did against City last season. This is our Chelsea predicted line up vs Manchester City:
GK Edouard Mendy
RB Cesar Azpilicueta (c)
CB Thiago Silva
CB Kurt Zouma
LB Ben Chilwell
CM N’golo Kante
CM Mason Mount
LW: Callum Hudson-Odoi
RW: Christian Pulisic
ST: Olivier Giroud
Chelsea vs Manchester City, score predictions
Although Chelsea have home advantage, we expect Guardiola’s men to take all three points from this fixture. 2-1 to Man City. The challenge of Raheem Sterling, Ferran Torres, and Kevin de Bruyne could prove a little too much for a Chelsea squad that is already low in morale.
Chelsea vs Manchester City, Live Stream in India/UK
Indian football fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar, or watch it live on Star Sports 3, Star Sports Select 1 or Star Sports Select HD1. UK viewers can catch all the action at Sky Sports UK. The match is scheduled at 2200 IST or 1730 BST.
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