Kick-off: 2015, 25/06/2020
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
TV: BT Sport
Chelsea’s hopes of securing a Champions League place will be given a severe test with Manchester City having returned in formidable form.
Frank Lampard’s side have a five-point cushion in fourth but City have won both games since the resumption by an aggregate score of 8-0.
An away win and both teams to score at is our opening Chelsea vs Man City prediction.
A Look At Chelsea’s Betting Odds
Lampard has backed Christian Pulisic to make the difference in the race for the top four after Chelsea’s comeback win at Aston Villa.
Pulisic and Olivier Giroud turned the game around in 121 seconds after the break as the visitors survived a scare to secure a 2-1 victory.
It was Pulisic’s first appearance since January after an abductor muscle injury and Lampard feels the USA international is ready to make an impact again.
He said: “He will start games for us, of course, and I think he’s going to be a big player for us, not just in this run-in but going forward.”
Chelsea have taken 10 points from their last four games while six of their last seven league fixtures have yielded at least three goals.
With Manchester City netting eight times in two games since returning, more goals are expected at Stamford Bridge.
Looking at the , we are adding for there to be more than 2.5 goals which was the case when these sides met at the Etihad in November.
Last Chelsea line-up: Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Christiansen, Rudiger, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Kovacic, Mount, Willian, Giroud.
A Look At Manchester City’s Betting Odds
After disposing of 10-man Arsenal 3-0, City were even more ruthless as they beat Burnley 5-0 for the third successive time at the Etihad Stadium.
The weakened Clarets were woefully outclassed by a much-changed but far superior City side, for whom Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden each scored twice.
David Silva also got on the scoresheet as the champions claimed a victory which means Liverpool, who visit Eastlands next week, will have to wait a little longer to relieve them of their crown.
The downside for City was the loss of record goalscorer Sergio Aguero who, on his return to the starting line-up, limped off with a knee injury just before half-time.
Manager Pep Guardiola said: “He was struggling for the last month with a problem in the knee. It doesn’t look good for the season.”
Raheem Sterling netted his first goal of 2020 in the win over Arsenal and is expected to be in the starting line-up after being an unused substitute against Burnley.
Our final Chelsea vs Man City prediction is for the England international to net at any time which is quoted at .
Last Man City line-up: Ederson, Cancelo, Rodri, Otamendi, Zinchenko, B Silva, Fernandinho, D Silva, Foden, Mahrez, Jesus.
Last Premier League result:
Aston Villa 1-2 CHELSEA – Christian Pulisic, Olivier Giroud
MAN CITY 5-0 Burnley – Phil Foden (2), Riyad Mahrez (2), David Silva
Head-to-head: Man City 2-1 Chelsea, Man City 6-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 2-0 Man City, Man City 1-0 Chelsea, Chelsea 0-1 Man City, Chelsea 2-1 Man City
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