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Manchester City vs Chelsea match preview
Having reached the Champions League Final on Wednesday, Manchester City will be crowned Premier League champions on Sunday.
In mid-week, the Sky Blues demolished Real Madrid 4-0 at the Etihad, with Bernardo Silva bagging a quick-fire first half brace, before Manuel Akanji’s header and Julián Álvarez’s cool finish completed a famous night.
So, Pep Guardiola’s team will now face Internazionale at the Atatürk Olimpiyat Stadı in İstanbul on 10 June, heavy favourites to be crowned champions of Europe for the very first time.
Before then, the Citizens could pick up two pieces of major silverware, very much on course to complete the treble.
Last Sunday’s 3-0 victory at Everton made it 11 Premier League wins in a row for Man City, who’ve accumulated 40 points from the last 42 available, dating back to early-February.
Arsenal’s defeat on Saturday rubber stamped Man City’s fifth title in six seasons, the Sky Blues achieving this with two games to spare.
So, can Chelsea play the role of party-poopers? Somehow, this seems unlikely.
If the Blues’ points had been doubled this season, they’d kick off just a point above Man City while, in reality, they’re languishing in the bottom half.
Having started with six defeats on the spin, Frank Lampard is enjoyed a two-game unbeaten streak, beating Bournemouth a fortnight ago, before last Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge.
Raheem Sterling’s brace not enough to beat a side who’ve won just once on the road all season.
Following this trip to the champions, Chelsea conclude this dismal campaign with a trip to Old Trafford, before hosting Newcastle next Sunday.
Thus, their current sum of 43 points isn’t likely to rise, which would represent the club’s ninth-lowest total ever, when accounting for three-points for a win.
In six of these eight seasons, the Blues were relegated (reprieved in 1915 following WWI).
Manchester City have won their last five meetings with Chelsea, all without conceding, dating back to the Champions League Final little under two years ago, which feels a lifetime ago doesn’t it?
Another resounding victory is likely on another trophy lift day at the Etihad.
Manchester City team news
Pep Guardiola is likely to put out his strongest XI for this one, before rotating against Brighton and Brentford this week, assuming it’s job done.
So, an unchanged line-up from the one that started both legs against Real Madrid is likely, with Nathan Aké the only player currently sidelined.
Erling Braut Håland has scored against 17 of the other 19 Premier League clubs during his career, with Brentford and Chelsea the only ones left on his hit-list, seeking to change that this week.
Predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Akanji; Rodri, Gündoğan, Silva, De Bruyne, Grealish; Håland.
Chelsea team news
The visitors are without Kalidou Koulibaly, Reece James, Marc Cucurella, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kanté, Mason Mount and Armando Broja.
With both usual left-backs out, 18 year old Lewis Hall will keep his place; he’s already started twice at the Etihad this season, coming in FA and Carabao Cup hammerings.
Édouard Mendy returned in goal last weekend, displacing Kepa Arrizabalaga, for his first appearance since suffering a shoulder injury at the World Cup.
Out-of-contract Mateo Kovačić is reportidly going to join Man City in the summer, so will get the chance to audition.
Meanwhile, having scored twice last week, Raheem Sterling will face his former club, with whom he made 339 appearances and won 12 trophies.
Predicted XI (4-3-3): Arrizabalaga; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Badiashile, Hall; Kanté, Gallagher, Fernández; Madueke, Sterling, João Félix.
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