Manchester City vs Chelsea – Premier League: After two amazing performances against Arsenal, one in the Carabao Cup and another in the Premier League
Manchester City returns home to face a Chelsea that comes into this match licking its wounds. The Blues lost, last weekend, against Manchester United, on the same city, so now they are pressured to win not to lose ground to the top 4.
On Pep Guardiola’s team, the advantage they’ve accumulated in the Premier League transforms the needs of the side that, on next Wednesday will have to face Basel in the Champions League.
The most important for them, at this moment of the season, seems to be maintaining an high competitive rhythm, without truly worrying about the match’s pressure,
since the title fight isn’t really that important (because it is almost assured), and their only true objectives being set in the Champions League.
The consecutive wins over Arsenal and a certain easiness shown on the way they approached the matches and overcame their rivals show that Manchester City is fulfilling its objectives.
For Chelsea, this match might even be a good test to what they can do when they face Barcelona again.
Not being able to lose their opportunity of finishing in the top 4 of the Premier League, the Blues look onto this European competition as their great opportunity of still accomplishing something great this season.
Even if they don’t win the trophy, eliminating Barcelona would always be seen as an historical achievement.
Manchester City vs Chelsea – Betting Tip and Prediction:
In what is a duel between two different styles, but also a duel between two of the best players in the Premier League,
the Belgians De Bruyne and Hazard, Manchester City’s collective quality won’t leave any room for this match to be decided on an individuality. They have too much quality for that.