Probable Lineups

4-2-3-1
3-4-2-1
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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(54) 43 Goals 60 (74)
(37) 27 Assists 42 (55)
(6.5) 6.8 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.8)
25.2 Average Age 26.1
183.4 Average Height (cm) 180.5
(1) 1.2 Shots pg 1.8 (1.3)
(53%) 57% Aerial Duel Success 52% (52%)
(0.8) 0.7 Dribbles pg 0.8 (1.1)
(1.4) 1.1 Tackles pg 0.9 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Chelsea
Man City
Player Reason Status Rating
Wesley Fofana Out N/A
Christopher Nkunku Out 6.43
Roméo Lavia Out 6.26
Ben Chilwell Out 6.49
Carney Chukwuemeka Out 6.27
Trevoh Chalobah Out 6.36
Armando Broja Doubtful 6.32
Player Reason Status Rating
John Stones Out 6.58
Kevin De Bruyne Out 7.54
Sergio Gómez Out 6.28
Manuel Akanji Doubtful 6.8

Team News

Chelsea
Man City
  • Armando Broja is a doubt for the home side, who remain without no fewer than six players due to injury.
  • Christopher Nkunku is expected back after the international break, however, which is a boost for the Blues.
  • Mauricio Pochettino may go with the same XI that started against Spurs on Monday night, though Marc Cucurella, who replaced Levi Colwill at the break, is an option at left-back.
  • Manuel Akanji is a doubt owing to a back issue and needs assessing, but Manchester City have been rocked by the news that John Stones is set for another stint on the sidelines due to a hamstring issue.
  • Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Gomez remain absent for the visitors.

Prediction

  • Chelsea struggled to break Tottenham down on Monday night, and could have dropped points against their nine-man rivals, but ultimately secured a 4-1 victory to make it back-to-back wins. The welcome of Manchester City should prove a bridge too far for the Blues.
  • Manchester City made it five wins on the spin in midweek as they eased to a 3-0 win over Young Boys. City have won their last three league trips to Chelsea, and haven't lost a competitive meeting with the Blues since the 2021 Champions League final.
  • Chelsea will be buoyed by their win at Tottenham on Monday but City should extend their winning run against the west London side to seven matches on Sunday afternoon.
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User Predictions

Comments (28)

 
  • Palmer had the last laugh on his former club MC taking the penalty under huge pressure.

  • Chelsea - Anthony Taylor 4:4.

  • @Sputnik How did he help City?

  • 92nd minute, 3-4 and City still playing a high line, allowing Chelsea to freely counter. Diaz was dumb for making that tackle, but they shouldn't even be in that position. Guardiola just watching the match, 0 change in match plan regardless of the state of the game. This one stinks for sure.

  • draw "out of nowhere" ;)

  • 4-4 great game of football.

  • Gvardiol error led to a goal? What have ppl been smoking?! Yes he poorly reacted but this wasn't an error that led to a goal....tf is going on here?!

  • @moo13 Obvious error, that lead to goal. You must have been watching a different match.

  • @moo13 indeed, it was error by Pep

  • Don't watch a lot of EPL these days, but the defending this match is atrocious (esp. City's). Lazy marking at corner, Gvardiol nearly falls over the ball to gift assist.. And even apart from the two conceded goals, their midfield is non-existent when it comes to defending. Chelsea is having probably their best game of the season, but they are also getting gifted a lot of chances.

  • 2-2 coming, but rightly stupidity of Pep is punished, how on earth play Gvardiol at left-back? lol, maybe against Burnley.

  • @koziol.mutant who must he play there?

  • @koziol.mutant yeah sure, send your CV to Man City's staff, you clearly know more about the game than Pep

  • @koziol.mutant he is not playing "left-back", he is playing left centre-back.

  • Draw.

  • 1-3

  • Over 2.5 goals @ 1.96 Odds (Betfair)

  • @Marbella That was easy ! :)

  • Chelsea will show the World why are the best team in the Universe...with Palmer having a lot to prove to Pep, sterling ready to go and James on the wheels, City will strive like at Arsenal with more possession, nothing more; Haaland never scores against the Mighty Blues, Doku will try but with DeBryune out, the blues will own the midfield thus controlling the pace...its a weekend of upsets so why not believe in a resurgent Blue Team, right? Chelsea 2 - 1 ManCity

  • @Aei Keep dreaming

  • @yagunnersya It would have happened, if not for that meddling Anthony Taylor.

  • Over 2.5 Goals

  • 2-2 out of nowhere

  • Jeremy Doku to score anytime IF he starts the game @ 4.50 Odds.

  • 2

  • MC have lost 3 of their last 6 away games.

  • 4-1 city