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Manchester City and Chelsea lock horns at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon in what is arguably the biggest game that the weekend has to offer in the top flight – Read more details about Man City v Chelsea odds here
With the seasons’ these two have had so far, it would be easy to forget that this is a battle between the Champions of England and the Champions of Europe.
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City could be 15 points adrift of Manchester United by the time this one gets underway and Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League in the group stages, so it is safe to say they haven’t made a much of a challenge to retain their titles.
However, that is not to say that they have nothing to play for this campaign as these two look like fighting it out for second place. At the moment, there are four points between these two teams and if the away side were to come out on top, there would be massive pressure on Mancini’s men.
Are they are on home soil though, Mancini is sure to be confident his team can come out on top as Manchester United are the only club to come and take the spoils from the Etihad in the league this campaign.
The Italian has set his side the challenge of winning their final 12 top flight matches as he believes if they do that, they still have a chance of the title.
With no victory in three league games though, they have to turn their form around quickly and be at their absolute best to beat a team of Chelsea’s quality.
Their chances of winning the title are rated at 18/1 and those odds might shorten with a victory of home soil, which is available at evens.
When Manchester City are on top of their game, the Etihad is usually rocking, so Mancini will be hoping for an early goal and a fast start from his men
As for Chelsea, this game could define their campaign in the Premier League. A defeat is likely to leave them in a scrap for fourth place, whereas a win makes them challengers for the runner-up spot.
Many people might look at Chelsea’s season and think they have nothing to play for in the league, but that is far from the case and if Rafael Benitez delivers second place, as well as the Europa League and FA Cup titles, fans would surely be happy.
Benitez hasn’t been a popular man since his arrival at Stamford Bridge and he might just need that one big win to convince some supporters he is the right man for the job
There is no tougher place to come and take points than at Manchester City, so there would be no better place for Chelsea to win and they are at 10/3 here.
Both teams have no real option but to attack here and a draw wouldn’t really suit either of them. With the attacking players on show and the type of football these two are capable of playing, it should be a cracking game on Sunday afternoon that gets underway at 1.30PM.