On December 3 2016 at 12:30 in the main game of the 14th matchday of the English Premier League at the Etihad Stadium Manchester City play against Chelsea.
Manchester City started the season in a brilliant way but made a lot of mistakes in the October games. That is why they couldn’t keep their first place in the table of the English Elite division. We must also admit that the Citizens show better results in the away games compared to the home matches. In the latest games they outplayed Sunderland 2:1, West Ham 3:1 and Bournemouth 4:0, drew Everton, Southampton and Middlesbrough with the same 1:1 score. As a result, after 13 games played Manchester City take the third position in the standings with the same number of points as the team on the second position Liverpool.
The loss to Arsenal 3:0 in the 6th games of the championship made the manager of Chelsea Antonio Conte make serious changes and change the formation to 3-4-3. Those changes brought the teams wonderful results. They won all of the next seven games with 19:1 goal difference. As a result, Chelsea gained 31 points and managed to take the first place in the standings with 29:10 goal difference, just one point above their closest rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.
In the history of the latest 5 head-to-heads of the teams Manchester City won twice, Chelsea won once and the teams drew twice. Manchester City don’t always win at the Etihad Stadium, yet, last time they lost there was in March this year when they were outplayed by Manchester United 0:1. Of course, both of the managers will be trying to do their best to make their teams win. We will probably see a classic “6 points game”. Both teams look great in attack and both of them concede in the games against the teams from the first half of the table. That is why we think that both Chelsea and Manchester City will manage to score at least once.
Perdition for the match: both teams to score.