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Chelsea vs Manchester City: Match preview, predictions, venue, and more | Premier League 2018-19 

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654   //    07 Dec 2018, 20:25 IST

A clash of positive ideologies
A clash of positive ideologies

Manchester City is still unbeaten in the Premier League as they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend. Manchester City will be looking to secure 3 points against The Blues, because their opponents are in a nervy situation after losing 3 points against Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek.

We should expect an enthralling match at Stamford Bridge, as the #1 team on the league table face the #4 team.


Match details:

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Capacity: 41,631

Date: 8 December 2018

Time: 17:30 (BST) / 23.00 (IST)


Officials:

Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistants: Simon Bennett, Stuart Burt

Fourth official: Andre Marriner

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Chelsea

There are no injuries for Chelsea FC
There are no injuries for Chelsea FC

Maurizio Sarri is going to face The Citizens with a full-strength squad, as there are no injuries.

Sarri made five changes against Wolverhampton Wanderers, and could bring in Jorginho and Andreas Christensen for Cesc Fabregas and David Luiz. Sarri also could go for Ruben Loftus-Cheek because of his tremendous performance against Wolves.


Manchester City

Pep Guardiola is frustrated with the injury list
Pep Guardiola is frustrated with the injury list

Pep Guardiola is going to launch a strong side against Sarri's Chelsea, as Sergio Kun Aguero and Raheem Sterling could return in the lineup. But superstars like Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy are going to miss the away fixture against The Blues.

Oleksandr Zinchenko could miss the game due to a face injury, and Fabian Delph could play as the left back against Chelsea.


Predicted lineups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Fernandinho, D. Silva, B. Silva; Sané, Sterling, Agüero

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Jorginho, Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Hazard, Morata


Last 5 matches in all competitions

Chelsea: D-L-W-W-L

Manchester City: W-W-D-W-W


Did you know?

This is the first time Manchester City has a chance to secure a second successive top-flight victory at Chelsea since 1955.

Manchester City also has an opportunity to beat Chelsea for the fourth time in a row in all competitions, for the first time in the history of the Manchester club.


Final prediction

Plenty of goals are expected because both teams play exciting and free flowing football. The match is at Stamford Bridge, but City certainly start as favourites.

Predicted score: Chelsea 1-3 Manchester City

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