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Chelsea vs Manchester City Predictions

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Manchester City -1

Reason for tip

City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the EFL Cup before the World Cup break, despite resting Erling Haaland, and can beat a -1 handicap at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have struggled recently, winning just two of their last seven games, and the visitors should be looking to make a statement as they have a chance to move back to within five points of pacesetters Arsenal if they can secure a win.

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Manchester City 3-0

Reason for tip

Chelsea have failed to score in their last three meetings with City and in three of their last five games. The Stamford Bridge outfit appear low on confidence so back the visitors to record a comfortable 3-0 win.

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Erling Braut Haaland To Score Anytime

Reason for tip

Erling Haaland has picked up where he left off with four goals in three games since the World Cup break came to an end. Man City’s Norwegian star can continue his fine form with a goal at Chelsea.

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Chelsea vs Manchester City Predictions

  • Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the EFL Cup in November.
  • Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Nottingham Forest last time out.
  • Chelsea have failed to score in the last three meetings between these sides.
  • Erling Haaland has four goals in his last three games.

Chelsea face tough task against the champions

There is just one Premier League game to look forward to on Thursday but it is arguably the standout tie in this round of fixtures as Manchester City head to Chelsea.

City fell further behind leaders Arsenal last time out as Everton somehow managed to claim a point at the Etihad Stadium, but the Gunners’ 0-0 draw with Newcastle on Tuesday means the defending champions have a chance to move back to within five points of top spot with a win at Chelsea.

The hosts have managed four points from two games since the Premier League returned but they were hardly convincing in a win over Bournemouth and a draw at Nottingham Forest and they look set for a difficult evening on Thursday.

City can win with room to spare

City dropped points last time out as they were uncharacteristically wasteful in front of goal, and they can put that right at Stamford Bridge.

Pep Guardiola’s men overcame Chelsea 2-0 in the EFL Cup in November and won both league meetings 1-0 last season. Despite resting a few players, including Erling Haaland, City could perhaps have won the last meeting by a bigger margin and with Chelsea looking out of sorts and away win with a -1 handicap appeals.

The London outfit lost their final three games without scoring before the World Cup and they may struggle to find a way through on Thursday. They have rediscovered their scoring touch in their last two, but both of those games were against teams in the bottom six and City have a chance to record a clean sheet.

Potter struggling to settle

Graham Potter already finds himself under pressure as Chelsea manager and the visit of the champions comes at a difficult time. The Blues initially improved after he replaced Thomas Tuchel in mid-September, embarking on a nine game unbeaten run, but they have picked up just two wins in seven games since and occasionally look devoid of ideas in attack, while leaking goals at the other end.

City need a result here if they are to close in on Arsenal and as Chelsea have drawn a blank in the last three meetings between these teams a 3-0 win for the visitors stands out. Once again, it is impossible to ignore Haaland as an anytime scorer option as he has four goals in three games since the action resumed after Qatar and if you are planning a bet builder on this game it could be worth backing the Norwegian to score two or more goals or possibly first – as he did against Everton and Liverpool in the EFL Cup – for extra value.


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