Latest Man City v Chelsea odds, team news and match preview as Paddy Power announce they are enhancing the prices on the match, with Manchester City available to win at 7/2 (was 10/11), while Chelsea can be backed at a price of 8/1 (was 3/1).
The announcement has certainly caused a stir amongst fans and punters alike, with the outcome of the match having a significant impact as to where the silverware will be heading this summer.
How to pick up your 7/2 on Man City OR 8/1 on Chelsea:
Man City are considered 17/20 favourites to beat Chelsea as Manuel Pellegrini looks to keep City’s 100% home record intact as two title rivals clash on Monday night.
Man City have managed to turn the Etihad Stadium into an impenetrable fortress this season having yet to lose there in the Premier League but the record could come under threat as they entertain Chelsea on Monday night.
City find themselves 1 point clear at the top of the table following the midweek fixtures and they will need all three points if they want to remain there by the end of the weekend.
For Man City, the main question will be who is going to partner Alvaro Negredo up front as Sergio Aguero is unavailable after pulling up in an injury last weekend.
It means that Edin Dzeko is likely to feature in his place following on from his recent good run of form although Stevan Jovetic is also under consideration after scoring midweek against Tottenham.
Undoubtedly, much of the focus will be on Spanish striker Negredo who has been sensational at the Etihad this season scoring 16 goals in all of the 13 matches that he has played in on home turf
This will be a record that Chelsea would like to end as a victory would not only end their rival’s impeccable run but also put Mourinho’s men joint top of the Premier League.
As Fernando Torres is still out on the sidelines, Jose Mourinho is likely to rely on Samuel Eto’o to start the game having scored a hat-trick in their last big clash against Manchester United.
It could mark the debut of Egyptian attacker Mohamed Salah after he joined The Blues from Basel last week giving a like-for-like replacement for Juan Mata who left to join Manchester United at the start of last week.
If history is telling us anything, it’s suggesting that Chelsea are the most likely team to beat City at the Eithad as the Blues have won more times at their home ground (both the Eithad and Maine Road) picking up 10 wins in Premier League history.
Given that in mind, Chelsea will go into the game knowing they can get the result they need however Manchester City’s incredible firepower could prove one step too far in one of the biggest title matches of the season.
The match kicks off t 20:00 GMT Monday from the Etihad Stadium Manchester.