Two of the English Premier League (EPL’s) top four teams clash on Saturday when Manchester City host Chelsea.
Concise News reports that Pep Guardiola’s men will be desperate to bounce back from their damaging 3-1 defeat away to Liverpool before the international break, leaving them nine points behind Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders.
As a result, Chelsea now sit one point ahead of City in third place and will have outside title aspirations of their own.
Frank Lampard has enjoyed an impressive start to his life as Chelsea manager and will expectedly give his counterpart a tough time.
Who will triumph in this battle? Read on for our preview, predictions, team news and TV coverage information.
Where to Watch
|When Is Kick Off?||Saturday 23 November|
|What Time Is Kick Off?||6:30 PM (Nigerian Time)|
|Where Is It Played?||Etihad Stadium|
|TV Channel/Live Stream?||Sky Sports Main Event and/or SuperSport 3 Live|
|Manchester City||Ederson; Walker, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; Rodri, De Bruyne, David Silva; Sterling, Mahrez, Aguero|
|Chelsea||Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Tomori, Zouma, Emerson; Jorginho, Kanté, Kovacic; Pulisic, Abraham, Willian|
Manchester City vs Chelsea head-to-head record
Man City have lost more Premier League games against Chelsea (25) than they have against any other side in the competition.
Chelsea have won one and lost three of their last four Premier League away games against Man City, including their heaviest-ever defeat in the corresponding fixture last season.
This is just the fifth time in the last nine seasons that Manchester City are facing Chelsea in a Premier League game while below The Blues in the table. The Citizens have not won any of the previous four in that time (two draws, two defeats).
City have stopped Chelsea from scoring in five of the last six meetings in all competitions.
Guardiola and Chelsea legend, Lampard – who played for City later in his career – will meet as managers for the first time in a competitive fixture.
Biggest league win for each team
Man City 6-0 Chelsea 2018/19
Chelsea 6-0 Manchester City 2007/08
Chelsea’s biggest win at Man City: 4-1 in 1932/33 and 1966/67
Last season’s corresponding fixture
City 6 Chelsea 0