Manchester City won their away game against Everton over the week and began the new round of the English Premier League as a leader in the standings, but with one game more than their pursuers. The match versus The Toffees was from round 27, but it was played earlier because after one week Manchester City have to play against Chelsea in a fight for the EFL Cup’s trophy. Fatigue, tension or underestimation may be the reason for the shaky performance of The Citizens in the defeat against Newcastle and the victory over Arsenal. Versus Everton Pep Guardiola’s players created many chances for goals and didn’t allow shots to their net, and the success could have been far more expressive.
Chelsea is still inconsistent with their performance which makes the team’s fans to be discontent with Maurizio Sarri. The Blues allowed a shameful defeat as a guest of Bournemouth with 4-0, but several days later redeemed themselves with a 5-0 win against Huddersfield. In this game, Gonzalo Higuaín and Eden Hazard showed their class after scoring two goals each.
The Citizens are the best home team in the league, while Chelsea allowed four defeats as guests, two of which were in the last two away games. The first half of the game that was played in December went under the total control of the team from Manchester. They missed some great chances for goals, but Chelsea defended well and ultimately took advantage of a counterattack at the end of the first 45 minutes. We expect the home team to attack and this time Sergio Agüero and his teammates to score before the end of the first half.
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Manchester City vs Chelsea Head to Head
Chelsea were the first team that won against Manchester City in the league after a 2-0 win on Stamford Bridge. With this victory, The Blues ended The Citizens’ run of three consecutive wins to nil. In the previous two decades, there was just one tie when Manchester City were hosts. The Citizens have seven wins and two losses in the last ten home games.
|08.12.2018||Chelsea vs Manchester City||2-0|
|05.08.2018||Chelsea vs Manchester City||0-2|
|04.03.2018||Manchester City vs Chelsea||1-0|
|30.09.2017||Chelsea vs Manchester City||0-1|
|05.04.2017||Chelsea vs Manchester City||2-1|
|03.12.2016||Manchester City vs Chelsea||1-3|
Manchester City vs Chelsea Stats
- Manchester City had the lead before the end of the first half in 19 of the previous 26 games in the league (10 times in the first 13 fixtures at home).
- Over the same period, Chelsea were behind in the score at the end of the first half on just two occasions, but both of them were in away games.
- The Citizens have scored two or more goals in the previous 14 fixtures in the league.
- Chelsea have scored 31.11% of their goals after the 75 minutes of their games.
- Gabriel Jesus has eight goals in the last 306 played minutes.
- Gonzalo Higuaín scored two goals against Huddersfield, and now has 38 goals in 37 fixtures under Maurizio Sarri’s management.
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Manchester City vs Chelsea Team News
Claudio Bravo, Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy are injured for the home team, while Chelsea don’t have players with traumas.