The stage match in England is played on Samford Bridge, where Chelsea receives the visit of Manchester City.
The hosts need a positive result to consolidate their place in the Champions League, while the guests can afford to approach this duel with more relaxation.
At the moment, she is on the 4th place, the last one leading to UCL, but she is not sure of this ranking at the end of the season because Manchester United is coming from behind.
In case of a failure, doubled by a victory of United in the confrontation with Sheffield, the distance would be reduced to only two points.
In the previous match played after the resumption of the championship he had some emotions for the 3 points.
Aston Villa had the advantage at the break, but Pulisic and Giroud returned the result.
Van Ginkel and Tomori are injured, while the young Hudson-Odoi is uncertain.
Jorginho returns after a stage of suspension and is announced as a starter, as will Pulisic, rewarded for the good evolution of the match with Aston Villa.
Franck Lampard has not yet decided whether to start with Olivier Giroud or Tammy Abraham as the top.
He can no longer defend his title this season, but he cannot lose a Champions League ranking either.
At the moment, she is separated by 20 points from the leader Liverpool, but also 17 points from Manchester United, occupying the 5th place.
He has played two more matches since the resumption of the championship, with Arsenal and Burnley.
Both were categorical victories, 3-0 and 5-0, with the young Foden scoring 4 goals!
Pep Guardiola’s great absence is Sergio Aguero, injured. It is not really a loss for the team because in attack it still has Sterling, Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Mahrez or Leroy Sane. Stones and Eric Garcia are uncertain.
▪️In the City championship round, they won 2-1, all the goals being scored in the first half.
▪️It was the first match in the last 7 in which both teams scored!
⚽Chelsea vs Manchester City teams likely:
▪️Chelsea (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga – Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso – Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic – Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.
▪️Manchester City (4-4-2): Ederson – Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy – De Bruyne, Rodrigo, Gundogan – Sterling, G. Jesus, Foden.
Football Prediction of the Day Chelsea vs Manchester City
At this moment, both teams are in very good shape, and the attacking players from the two camps promise a show.
Giroud and Pulisic scored for Chelsea in the only match played after the resumption of the championship, Foden, Sterling, De Bruyne or David Silva from “citizens” also put their names on the list of scorers.
Both coaches propose starting formulas with 3 strikers each, so we will have a match-show, even in the absence of spectators.
In the last match Chelsea had only 10 corners, while in 3 of the last 4 direct meetings there were at least 10 corners.
Prediction Today: Over 9.5 corners