Chelsea will play at home against Manchester City in the 19th round of the Premier League. The match will take place on January 5, starting at 20:00 GMT.
Premier League 2022-23
Chelsea are currently ninth in the Premier League standings after 16 games played in which they scored 25 points.
The team has been inconsistent results this season, in the last five matches, Chelsea managed to get only one victory. For 16 rounds the team managed to score 20 goals.
In the last round of the Premier League, the club drew away with Nottingham Forest with a score (1-1), before that there was a victory over Bournemouth (2-0).
Manchester City, meanwhile, is in second place with 36 points in 16 matches.
Manchester City failed to beat Everton in the last round. The meeting ended in a draw (1-1). Erling Haaland scored the only goal for the club.
Unlike Chelsea, the team under Pep Guardiola has nothing to criticize. City, as usual, dominated, created chances, but this time the opponent managed to bounce back.
In addition, before that, Man City knocked Liverpool out of the League Cup (3-2) and calmly scored three points in the game with Leeds (3-1).
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Players to watch
Raheem Sterling, who switched from City to Chelsea this season, scored in their last match and each of his last four goals was a first for his team.
Kevin De Bruyne, who has scored five goals in his last five matches against Chelsea in the Premier League.
Head to Head
Chelsea have a strong record against Manchester City, with the club winning 71 of the 172 matches played between the two sides, as opposed to Manchester City’s 62 wins.
The last meeting of the two teams took place in November within the EFL Сap 1/16 and ended with the victory of Man City with a score (2-0).
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In this match, an equal fight between the two top clubs is expected. Both clubs will play as actively as possible in attack, which in the end can bring an abundance of scoring chances.
The guests are in good form at the moment, unlike Chelsea, which could be an important factor in this game.
Prediction for this match: Manchester City goals in both halves.