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Manchester City vs. Chelsea || Premier League 2020-21 || Match Prediction

Premier League 2020-21

Manchester City vs. Chelsea – Sun, 3rd January

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Match Prediction: 

Manchester City is all set to visit Stamford Bridge for their clash against Chelsea during matchday 17 of the Premier League fixture at 10:00 pm. We are here to presume Manchester City vs Chelsea match prediction, as both these teams are hungry for a win to move up the ladder.

Chelsea has been in decent form this season; the betting tips favour them as they have consistently performed well so far. Frank Lampard’s men have managed to reach the 5th position after securing 26 points, as inferred by the match tips.

The Blues have lost 4, drawn five and won 7 games out of the 16 matches they have played; hence the betting tips are on their side. The match tips inform us that Chelsea drew 1-1 against Aston Villa in their last game of 2020 before going into this match.

Manchester City also has had a decent form this season, but the betting tips do not favour them as they are three positions behind Chelsea in the Premier League standings. Pep Guardiola’s side is in the 8th position with 26 points as informed by the match tips.

Guardiola’s men have managed to win 7, lose two and have drawn in 5 games out of the 14 games they have rivalled in this league so far, and hence the betting tips are not on their side. Since their last six matches in this league, Manchester City has been unbeaten, as inferred by the match tips.

Chelsea’s form in Premier League: L-L-W-L-D

Manchester City’s form in Premier League: W-D-D-W-W

It is tough to presume today match prediction as both these English giants are on the same points and have performed equally well, but only one of them can bag those 3 points after a win in this match. We predict Manchester City to win 2-1 in a real close fight against Chelsea; Pep Guardiola’s men will be determined to win this game as all the betting tips and odds are against them, making them the underdogs. 

Manchester City will win this game.

Team Preview:

Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech might not be a part of the squad due to his fitness problem, and Cesar Azpilicueta will replace Reece James for this match, who is out due to a hamstring problem. Mateo Kovacic will replace Jorginho, Antonio Rudiger will replace Kurt Zouma, and Andreas Christensen will replace Thiago Silva for this match against Pep Guardiola’s men.

Manchester City’s Jesus and Walker will not be a part of the squad in the match against Chelsea as they have recently tested positive for Coronavirus. Ederson will also miss out on this match as he is currently self-isolating. Eric Garcia will also not be a part of the squad due to his leg injury, but Zack Steffen is all set for his Premier League debut against Frank Lampard’s men.

Chelsea’s possible starting lineup: Mendy, Werner, Azpilicueta, Silva, Chilwell, Abraham, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Zouma and Pulisic

Manchester City’s possible starting lineup: Steffen, Aguero, Cancelo, Dias, Mendy, Sterling, Rodri, Gundogan, Stones, Mahrez and De Bruyne.