Manchester City are flying high in the Premier League after opening up a 16 point lead with second-placed cross-town rivals Manchester United (they demolished Arsenal on Thursday night).
Defending champions Chelsea FC on the other hand, served their top 4 hopes a huge blow after losing to United last week. Chelsea are currently 2 points behind city rivals Tottenham who occupy the last Champions League spot; their Sunday’s trip to the City of Manchester will be critical to their hopes of qualifying for Europe’s elite club competition next season. For Man City, it will be another match to maintain the dominance at the top of the table as just 15 more points from their remaining 10 games will guarantee them their 5th Premiership glory.
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Injuries And Suspensions:
Both the teams will have a handful of names in the missing list for Sunday’s clash.
The hosts have been without the services of Left Back Benjamin Mendy since September due to a ligament injury. They will also miss their very important duo of Fernandinho and Raheem Sterling due to hamstring injuries. Englishman Fabian Delph is also set to miss Sunday’s “Clash of the Blues” because of serving his 2 match ban for his Red Card during the FA Cup loss at Wigan.
Chelsea FC will continue to miss winter signing Ross Barkley due to a hamstring problem and summer signing Tiemoue Bakayoko due to calf injury. Star defender David Luiz will also be unavailable for Sunday’s clash due to an ankle injury.
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Probable Lineups:
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Last Meeting:
In the two sides’ last meeting at The Bridge in September, The Citizens got the better of The Blues (1-0) courtesy of a 67th minute Kevin De Bruyne stunner from the edge of the penalty area.
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Key Players:
Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne, Leroy Sane, David Silva, Nicolas Otamendi, Vincent Kompany and Bernardo Silva will be the most crucial men for the hosts.
For the visitors, Willian, Eden Hazard, N’golo Kante, Marcus Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta will be the key men.
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC head to head stats:
|Manchester City won:||53|
|Chelsea FC won:||66|
Manchester United vs Chelsea FC Current Form (In All Competitions):
Manchester City: W-W-L-W-W.
Chelsea FC: L–D-W-W-L.
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Betting Odds (Subject To Change):
City win: 8/13
Chelsea win: 17/4
Manchester City vs Chelsea FC Live Streaming:
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