Chelsea and Manchester City will contest the game of the weekend in the Premier League. Saturday’s lunchtime kick off at Stamford Bridge Stadium is a rematch of the Champions League Final from 2020-21. Chelsea famously won the Champions League Final 1-0 thanks to a goal from Kai Havertz.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Match Preview

Chelsea are joint-leaders of the Premier League alongside Liverpool and Manchester United. Thomas Tuchel needs the team to claim all three points away from home to keep pace with their title rivals. Chelsea have taken 13 points from 15 this season. Their only blemish was a 1-1 draw against Liverpool at Anfield. Chelsea have conceded just once in the league and it came thanks to a Liverpool penalty.

Manchester City have stumbled twice already this season. The Cityzens lost 1-0 on opening day against Tottenham Hotspur. Three straight league wins followed before Manchester City drew nil-nil at home to Southampton last weekend.

Both clubs played in the Carabao Cup third round in midweek. Chelsea won on penalties against Aston Villa following a 1-1 draw. Pep Guardiola's team is coming off of a 6-1 thrashing of Wycombe Wanderers, which was expected.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Odds

 

 

Manchester City have taken three points from six on the road this season. They are coming off of a nil-nil draw with Southampton at home. The Cityzens have shown the ability to absolutely thrash opponents at home like they did versus Arsenal 5-0. However, the game against Southampton showed an issue the team has had under Guardiola in which they cannot convert chances in difficult games.

 

Chelsea have won three straight games against Manchester City in all competitions. Two of those games were won to nil. On Chelsea’s last trip to the Etihad in 2020-21 in the league, the Blues came from behind to win 2-1.

Manchester City led at halftime 1-0 thanks to a Raheem Sterling goal. Sergio Aguero missed a penalty before the break. Chelsea came back in the second period scoring twice through Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso. The winner from Alonso came in the 90th minute.

Chelsea go into the game with the best betting odds of 9/5 to win the fixture at full-time against Manchester City. It would be Chelsea’s fourth straight win over the Cityzens. Manchester City are three points behind Chelsea in the table. It is arguable that a loss would stop Manchester City from repeating as champions. Manchester City’s best betting odds to win on Saturday at Chelsea are at 17/10.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Team News

Both teams played in midweek in the Carabao Cup claiming wins. Neither team has an advantage going into the game in terms of rest. Manchester City won 6-1 against Wycombe on Wednesday night while Chelsea drew 1-1 with Aston Villa before winning on penalties.

Tuchel rotate the side against Aston Villa, but still played the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Hakim Ziyech, Timo Werner, and N’Golo Kante. Kepa Arrizabalaga played in goal and could start against the Cityzens due to Edouard Mendy’s groin injury. Christian Pulisic is the only other player on Tuchel’s injury list. He has an ankle injury and is likely to miss the game.

Guardiola has a number of injury issues ahead of the fixture. Manchester City have a nasty set of fixtures coming up with Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, and Liverpool. The three games will come in the span of eight days.

Centre-backs Aymeric Laporte and John Stones are doubts to play on Saturday versus Chelsea. Left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko is a doubt as well which will force Joao Cancelo to play at left-back. Adding issues to Guardiola’s team selection is the potential absence of both Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan.

Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H

Chelsea have won three straight games against Manchester City in all competitions. Two of those three games finished in wins to nil for the Blues. Chelsea posted a record of 5W-1D-4L over the course of the team’s last 10 games in all competitions. Just five of those 10 games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Six of those games ended with both teams not scoring goals.

Chelsea have had the edge over Manchester City in the teams’ last three games. Manchester City have taken just three points from six on the road this season, while Chelsea have taken six points from six at home.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Prediction

Chelsea to win either half @ 10/11 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea have been excellent this season, but for the second time this term, will come up against a strong opponent that could take points off of them. Manchester City struggled to create goals and score them against Spurs in London. They look like flat-track bullies in the early going of the season. Chelsea should win either half at Stamford Bridge against an injury-hit Cityzens. Chelsea have won either half in five of their seven games in all competitions.

 

Under 10.5 corners @ 4/6 - BET NOW

 

 

The teams played twice last season in the Premier League with both matches ending with a total of eight corners. This game is likely to be a tight match and could be quite cagey in the first half. Manchester City cannot afford to lose the game and Chelsea need to win or draw to keep pace with Manchester United and Liverpool. Our betting tips prediction is for the teams to combine for under 10.5 goals just as their two Premier League games last season.

 

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 4/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Chelsea’s top of the table game against Liverpool earlier this season finished with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for Saturday’s game at Stamford Bridge should be similar to that game at Anfield. Seven of the last 12 games between these teams ended with under 2.5 goals.

 

Chelsea and Manchester City played four times last season with two of those games ending with under 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is to back under 2.5 goals with Chelsea winning or drawing at full-time.