Manchester City look to add to Chelsea’s current woes when the Premier League giants meet at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night. Don't miss our Chelsea vs Manchester City betting preview with betting tips, predictions, probable line-ups, team news, best odds and no deposit free bets on this match!
How to watch Chelsea v Manchester City?
Chelsea welcome Man City to Stamford Bridge on Thursday, 5 January. Kick-off is expected to get underway from 8pm UK time.
The match will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Fans with a Sky subscription can watch the match on the Sky Go app which is available for download on your mobile or tablet devices.
- Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 8:00pm: Chelsea v Manchester City
Chelsea v Manchester City Betting Preview
Graham Potter has only been in the Chelsea job since September but already the pressure is starting to build on the shoulders. One win in the last 7 top-flight outings have left the Blues in 10th spot in the Premier League standings with ten points between them and fourth placed Manchester UTD. Graham Potters' men beat Bournemouth 2-0 on 27th December but were held to a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on New Year's Day. Anyway, their home record is not that bad. In seven Premier League games at the Bridge, they have won four, drawn two and lost just the once, a 1-0 reversal at the hands of league leaders Arsenal.
Man City enter this clash on the back their worst seasonal performance, as they had just three shots on target in a 1-1 draw with Everton. Pep Guardiola's men had beaten Leeds 3-1 three days earlier, but a 2-1 home defeat by Brentford before the World Cup means they have won just one of their last three games. The Cityzens trail Arsenal by a whopping 8 points after the Gunners' draw against Newcastle on Tuesday. Away from Etihad they have been far from perfect, having recorded 4 wins, two draw and 1 defeat..
Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Kovacic, Jorginho; Sterling, Mount, Pulisic; Aubameyang
The likes of N'Golo Kante, Reece James and Armando Broja are all sidelined while Wesley Fofana, Edouard Mendy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are major doubts. Graham Potter should opt for a 4-2-3-1 system, in which Kalidou Koulibaly and Thiago Silva will be paired at the heart of the back. Cesar Azpilicueta will start again as right-back, with Marc Cucurella on the opposite flank. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should start as lone striker, with Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling behind him. Kai Havert provides a back-up option. In the middle of the park, Mateo Kovacic will be partnered by Jorginho or Denis Zakaria.
Manchester City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Akanji, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; B. Silva, Haaland, Foden
Ruben Dias looks set to remain out, while Aymeric Laporte's availability is unknown after he sat out the draw with Leeds with back pain. As a result, John Stones and Nathan Akè will start as centre-backs, flanked by Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker. Up front, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden should get te nod over Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish while Erling Haaland will retain his central striker berth. The likes of Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan will start in midfield, with Kalvin Phillips providing a further alternative.s.
Our Chelsea v Manchester City Predictions
Man City dumped Chelsea out of the EFL Cup via a 2-0 scoreline in the third round just before the World Cup, showing they can easily outclass the Blues. Moreover, both Premier League meetings between the two sides in the 2021-22 campaign ended in 1-0 victories for Guardiola's men.
Will Graham Potter's presence be enough to reverse the outcome?
We believe Manchester City will get all three points at Stamford Bridge, but we don't expect plenty of goals.
A 2-1 City win is our pick in the Correct Score market, while Erling Haaland to break the deadlock is another attractive bet.
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