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Chelsea out to stop Manchester City unbeaten run

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/12/2018

Chelsea is prepared to take on high flying Manchester City on Saturday at the Stamford and aim to put an end to their unbeaten run when they clash this week.

CHELSEA:

Manager Maurizio Sarri has nearly a fully-fit squad to choose from ahead of the game against the Premier League Champions.

Rarely used Nigerian star Victor Moses is injured while Ross Barkley is also a doubt for this match.

MANCHESTER CITY:

Manager Pep Guardiola will be without the services of Kevin de Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Claudio Bravo when his team takes on the Stamford Bridge outfit.

Sergio Aguero is also doubtful for the clash due to his adductor injury that kept him out of the win at Watford in midweek.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Chelsea had a better head to head record going into this clash, both teams have played 145 times with Chelsea boasting of 57 wins while Manchester City has 50 wins and 38 of those games ended in a draw.

RECENT FORM

CHELSEA:

Sarri’s men have not been in the best of form so far despite a good start to the season.

Chelsea has dropped their performance level in the Premier League, the Blues have suffered two defeats in the Premier League.

In their last four Premier League matches they won one, lost two and drew one, the most recent 2-1 defeat against Wolverhampton highlighted their loss of form.

MANCHESTER CITY: 

The Etihad outfit has been the team to beat in England, Guardiola’s men are yet to lose a match in the Premier League, their last four league game ended in a victory including the 2-1 win over Watford in the mid-week.

The team has been in scintillating form this season and shows no sign of slowing down despite injury worries.

PREDICTIONS:

Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City

PROBABLE LINEUPS:

CHELSEA:

Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.

MANCHESTER CITY:

Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Mahrez, Gabriel, Sterling.
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