We are less than 10games before the curtain on the Premier League is drawn but the results of last weekend and this week’s game might completely change the shape of the table.
The Blues, who have been comfortable at the top of the EPL Log lost to Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge, while Liverpool and Tottenham recorded wins. Tottenham are now seven points adrift Chelsea in second place and any result other than a win for Chelsea against Manchester City will throw the competition open.
The Blues will host Pep Guardiola’s men later today in what has been described as a crunch tie. Chelsea have won three of their last five Premier League games, losing one and drawing one meanwhile, the Citizens have won two and drawn their last three League games.
But for Victor Moses who is currently recovering from a toe injury, the other players are fit and in line for selection.
Moses was sorely missed on the right wing against Crystal Palace last weekend but he’s been monitored and could just be fielded.
France international Bacary Sagna joined IIkay Gundogan and Gabriel Jesus on the treatment table but the French right back is expected to recover fully from a groin injury in three weeks.
For the new boys Gundogan and Jesus, they are ruled out of this season.
The game would be Pep Guardiola’s second meeting with Antonio Conte since the duo were appointed to manage their respective clubs. Chelsea thumped Manchester City at the Etihad in the first leg leaving Guradiola to now seek revenge.
They have played 141 games between them, Chelsea have recorded 56 wins over Man City’s 47. They have drawn 38 games.
Score Prediction: Chelsea 1 Manchester City 1