Manchester City, currently in excellent form with five consecutive wins and 17 goals scored, are set to face a Chelsea side that has struggled at home, losing eight league games in 2023. Chelsea’s recent 4-1 victory over Tottenham, despite being impressive, doesn’t mask their ongoing difficulties, especially as they struggled against a nine-man Tottenham team.
Despite Chelsea’s win being beneficial for City, who regained the top spot in the Premier League, the disparity between the two teams is evident. City, under Pep Guardiola’s leadership, continue their impressive run, recently securing a 3-0 win against Young Boys, contributing to their tally of 17 goals in the last five matches. Erling Haaland, a key player for City, is in top form, having scored six times in his last three games.
Considering the recent history between these teams, Chelsea has lost their last four Premier League matches against City and six consecutive games across all competitions. Given City’s current form and Chelsea’s struggles, especially at home, it seems likely that Manchester City will emerge as the stronger team in this upcoming match. Chelsea’s issues in both defense and attack suggest they may face another challenging game, with City poised to exploit their weaknesses.