In this article from Sr. Deportes you will read the preview of the match between Chelsea vs. Manchester City for the Premier League. You will also discover what are the possible alignments of both teams and where you can watch the match
Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge for matchday 19 of the Premier League. A clash that catches all the eyes of English football in this half of the championship. Both teams need to add three to not stray from their goals.
The Blues They are looking for a victory to get closer to the positions that give access to European competitions. They are in eighth place with 25 points and have one game less than their rivals.
City’s objective is different. The citizens they want to take advantage of the tie between Arsenal vs. newcastle to get closer to the top. They have 36 units and with a victory they are five points behind Mikel Arteta’s men. He would also take advantage of Manchester United and Newcastle, who are his main supporters.
It will be a tactician’s duel between Graham Potter and Pep Guardiola. The coach of the local team bets on an offensive 4-2-3-1 with a lot of play on the wings. Guardiola, for his part, already has his trademark of “passing and moving”, to find the free man. with the piece of Erling Haalandthis scheme does more damage for the Norwegian stupendous scorer.
It should be noted that in the last five clashes between the two teams, the overall favors City. Of course, by little, since Manchester won three times and Chelsea twice.
Now, let’s see how both teams arrive.
Chelsea vs. Manchester City
How does Chelsea arrive?
Those led by Graham Potter come from a 1-1 draw against bottom team, Nottingham Forest. raheem sterling was the author of the only goal of the Blues in a game that Forest dominated, which almost beat Chelsea.
The Londoners are 12th in goals scored per game at 1.3. Low numbers for the attacking names he has, like: Kai Havertz, Aubameyang, among others. However, in defense they are better since they are the fourth team that receives fewer goals.
The last time Chelsea beat Manchester City was on May 29, 2021, in that Champions League final.
How does City arrive?
The light blue team comes to this match after equalizing against Everton in the Etihad 1×1. He could have won the compromise, but Jordan Pickford he excelled with two key saves.
Erling Haaland he scored City’s goal in that game. The Norwegian is the top scorer in the league with 21 goals. he accompanies him Kevin DeBruyne in attack, who is the player who creates the most chances with 17. A duo that is the main weapon for Guardiola’s team to be the highest scoring club in the championship with 44 goals.
It should be noted that Manchester City has three duels against Chelsea in a row without receiving so much.
Leaves and absences in Chelsea vs. Manchester City
Chelsea has several casualties due to injury. Ben Chilwell, Edouard Mendy, N’Golo Kanté, Reece James, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and Wesley Fofana are not available for this match. Key absences for the functioning of the London team.
Secondly, Ruben Dias is out due to injury and Aymeric Laporte It is a doubt due to a blow to his back for Pep Guardiola.
- arrizabalaga under sticks.
- Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly and Cucurella in defence.
- Jorginho and Kovacic in containment with Mount hooking.
- Sterling, Havertz, and Pulisic in attack.
- Ederson in the arch
- Walker, Stones, Akanji and Aké in the rear
- Rodri, De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva in the medullary area.
- Mahrez, Haaland and Foden up.