Chelsea vs. Manchester City / Premier League – We have a great derby at the end of seventh round of English Premier League as third-placed Chelsea meets leading Manchester City at Stamford Bride stadium in London. Manchester City has three points more at the moment and besides the Premier League the two teams were very successful recently also in the Champions League and League Cup. We need to add the Blues from London won both their league head-to-head played last year. Begins: 30.09.2017 – 18:30 CET
Of course, it was one of main reasons why Chelsea won in the end its new title of English champion but this season it will surely be very busy to keep the throne given that duo from Manchester is doing excellently for the time being in the league. After initial mishap and home defeat to Burnley the Blues had six-game unbeaten streak of even five wins and just one draw, when they tied the result with Arsenal 0-0 at their Stamford Bridge two rounds ago.
After that they faced Stoke away and won by 4-0, while in the meantime they passed further in the League Cup after eliminating Nottingham Forrest. In the Champions League Chelsea won the second time this season as is triumphed against Atletico Madrid. In that way coach Conte players had probably made the decisive step toward reaching the round of 16 of Champions League. The success has probably increased their self-confidence ahead of the match with the Citizens, which will skip only suspended stopper Luiz and injured midfielder Drinkwater.
Probable lineups Chelsea: Courtois – Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill – Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso – Pedro, Hazard – Morata
The guests from Manchester have a seven-game winning streak before the great showdown with Chelsea, and in that period they scored even 26 goals and received just two. All that has taken them to the leading position in the Premier League table, where they had just one mishap in the second round when they drew at home with Everton 1-1, while after that coach Guardiola players know for nothing else but successes.
Out of them we need to single out last three league triumphs as the City won at home Liverpool and Crystal Palace by 5-0 and Watford away by 6-0. In the Champions League they firstly won Feyenoord 4-0 away and they last week Shakhtar 2-0 at home. In the meantime they eliminated West Bromwich with a combined squad and passed further in the League Cup. We need to add that currently out of action are only injured stopper Kompany and defender Mendy.
Probable lineups Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Danilo – de Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva – Sane, Aguero, Sterling
Chelsea – Manchester City PICK
Of course that everyone expect a great football show every time the two teams meet, and that is especially true for this match when both teams are in great shape. In accordance with that out pick here is that both teams will score.
Pick: both teams to score
Odds: 1.63 at comeon (down to 1.58 can be played)