Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview

This weekend we will see another big fixture in the Premier League  between Manchester city and Chelsea. Now that we’ve had some time to see how the league is starting to shape up it is still close between clubs in certain aspects. There are only 3 points separating the top 4 clubs and also 3 points separating the bottom 4.

Man City only have one injury and will be without Vincent Kompany through a knee injury. Fabian Delph will return from a  groin problem allowing Pep Guardiola plenty of choice for his starting side. John Terry will still be out for Chelsea with a gluteal strain however much like Pep Guardiola’s side Antonio Conte will have plenty of selection to choose for his first team. It is believed that Conte will choose the exact same squad he has put out in previous games with their on going run of form.

Chelsea are currently sitting in pole position on 31 points just 1 point ahead of Liverpool and Man City. They have also impressively won their last 7 games scoring 19 goals and conceding just one goal against Tottenham in their 2-1 win last week. These results have been secured through some good performances by the likes of Diego Costa, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Victor Moses.

Man City have struggled recently with draws against Everton, Southampton and Middlesbrough but their previous two Premier League games they managed to scrape 2-1 wins against Burnley and Crystal Palace away from home. They have also only managed to keep 2 clean sheets in their last 9 Premier League matches. Relying on such players like Sergio Aguero and “the return” of Yaya Toure can Man City pick up the pace and close Chelsea down?


This fixture will include the joint top goal scorers in the league with Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero both having scored 10 goals each. Eden Hazard is also a threat as he has scored 7 goals so far this season. So who will Chelsea continue their unbeaten run or will Man City be victorious at the Etihad?

Venue: The Etihad Stadium

Kick off: Saturday December 3rd 12:30 P.M.

By Matt

Matt is the owner and chief-editor of the Footy Blog, one of the UK's leading football news blogs.