class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having looked unusually blunt in attack at times this season, Al Hain-Cole expects another frustrating clash against the Blues for Guardiola's men
Chelsea will be aiming to underline their Premier League title credentials when they welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
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The Blues are joint top of the table after five matches, having dropped their only two points away to Liverpool in a match that saw them play for over 45 minutes with 10 men.
Chelsea vs Manchester City latest odds
Having beaten this opposition 1-0 in last season’s Champions League final, Chelsea are 13/8 (2.63) favourites with bet365 to make a major statement in the title race by coming out on top once again.
Pep Guardiola’s men are three points adrift of their hosts down in fifth place but Man City can be backed at 17/10 (2.70) to close the gap with a big win in west London.
The visitors were held to a 0-0 draw by Southampton in their last league fixture, and you can get odds of 9/4 (3.25) on them playing out another stalemate in this one.
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The game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 in the United Kingdom (UK). The BT Sport app will be streaming the game live online.
Chelsea vs Manchester City team news
Edouard Mendy should be fit to return after missing the last two matches due to injury, although Christian Pulisic remains doubtful.
Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Aleksandr Zinchenko, Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan are all injury doubts for the away side.
Chelsea vs Manchester City preview
City’s failure to hit the net against Southampton means they have drawn three blanks in eight matches so far this season, having done so just three times in the final 42 games of the last campaign.
Responsible for two of those three clean sheets last season, Thomas Tuchel will back his side to hold strong once again versus an opponent he has beaten three times out of three since arriving in west London.
Indeed, the European champions have conceded just twice in their seven matches in all competitions so far, although have only scored once in each of their last two home games.
Chelsea vs Manchester City tips & predictions
Considering City have only let in two goals in five league fixtures themselves this season, odds of 4/5 (1.80) look like solid value on under 2.5 goals being scored for their third game in four against Tuchel’s Chelsea in a tense and tight encounter.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.