Chelsea suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers in their midweek league outing and that result clearly tips the balance firmly in Manchester City’s favour, most pundits expecting a convincing win for the reigning champions at Stamford Bridge this weekend. Maurizio Sarri’s side have been looking somewhat vulnerable of late with just a single win in four domestic outings and they now sit ten points behind the Citizens, a fact which suggests that their title challenge is all but over for another season. The Blues have failed miserably to keep apace with the sides above them in the Premier League table, especially Liverpool and Manchester City who are both setting a blistering pace in a title race which could go right down to the wire.
Chelsea have enjoyed an excellent run of results at Stamford Bridge, however Manchester City’s away form is even more impressive and as such we’re expecting plenty in the way of excitement when the sides collide on Saturday evening, the bookmakers giving away free bets on Chelsea v Manchester City.
The last meeting between these sides was in the Community Shield, a match which the Citizens won in comfortable fashion with Sergio Aguero scoring a brace. The Argentinian has been absent from City’s last two outings due to injury and with Gabriel Jesus deputising the side haven’t looked quite as effective. Nevertheless regardless of who Guardiola fields up front, City have more than sufficient firepower at their disposal to inflict upon Maurizio Sarri his first home defeat as Chelsea manager, BetVictor Bookmakers going Evens on Manchester City to win.