The MCI vs CHE Clash –
The Etihad Stadium is all set to exhibits another high-octane clash for favourites Manchester City as they hosts Chelsea this Sunday. While Manchester City look to have found their ruthless form back, Chelsea have become too patchy to trust their own selves. Come Sunday and Chelsea would be facing a do-or-die situation for a top 4 spot. Tottenham Hotspur are 5 points ahead of them at the fourth spot and a defeat against City would all but end Chelsea’s hopes of a top 4 finish. The match is scheduled to start at 09:30 PM (IST) on Sunday, March 4. Here is a little preview of what can be expected from both sides against each other.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Dream 11 Fantasy Team Prediction:
When and Where –
The match is scheduled to be played at Manchester City’s home ground, The Etihad Stadium. The stadium boasts of a seating capacity of 55,097 and is expected to be covered in snow just like every other stadium in England during this time of the year. The game will be played from 09:30 PM (IST) and a live stream will be available for the same on Hotstar Premium.
Recent Form (Last 6 Games):
Manchester City: W W L W W D
Chelsea: L D W W L L
MCI vs CHE Team News:
Pep Guardiola will have quite a few names in the list of absentees. While Raheem Sterling and Bejamin Mendy are yet to recover from their injuries, Fernandinho suffered an injury too in their win against Arsenal in the League Cup final. Fabian Delph will also remain absent owing to his red card against Wigan during their FA Cup defeat.
Chelsea will continue to miss their key man in the defence, David Luiz due to an injury. Winter Signing Ross Barkley and Bakayoko will also remain sidelined due to injuries. Chelsea do not have any suspended players but Eden Hazard does have a booking to his name which means another yellow card in this game will hand him a suspension.
Probable Playing XI:
Manchester City: Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Walker; Gundogan, D. Silva; B. Silva, De Bruyne, Sane; Aguero
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Hazard
Players to watch out for –
Sergio Aguero – (G – 21, A – 6)
Kevin De Bruyne – (G – 7, A – 14)
Willian – (G – 5, A – 6)
Eden Hazard – (G – 11, A – 3)
N’Golo Kante – (G -1, A – 0)
Head To Head (Last 6):
Manchester City: 03
Chelsea and Manchester City have never failed to live up to its billing in the recent past. All their previous meetings have been full of excitement and this one too is expected to remain the same. Our prediction is however going in favour of a draw given Manchester City’s undefeatable run and Chelsea’s desperation to remain in the top four. Final Scoreline, Manchester City 2-2 Chelsea.