Premier League holders Chelsea will play host to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues have gone fairly well since the opening day loss to Burnley, and they are currently positioned third on the table with 13 points. On the other hand, Manchester City have scored five or more goals in the last three outings, and they are currently top of the table with a superior goal difference over Manchester United.
Chelsea clinched a convincing 4-0 victory over Stoke City in their previous outing at the Bet365 Stadium. As a result, the Blues made it five games without defeat in the league. Alvaro Morata excelled against the Potters with his first-ever hat-trick for the Blues. Meanwhile, Manchester City enjoyed a fairly comfortable win over Crystal Palace last weekend, although they were held for a 0-0 score for large parts of the first-half. Leroy Sane opened the scoring a neat finish prior to half-time before Raheem Sterling (two goals), Sergio Aguero and Fabian Delph completed a 5-0 rout. The previous meeting between the two was at Stamford Bridge with Chelsea running out 2-1 victors. Eden Hazard starred on the night with two goals on either side of Sergio Aguero’s opener.
Chelsea are 9/5 for a victory while Manchester City could achieve a similar result at 7/4. However, the two teams look quite equally matched following impressive results against Stoke City and Crystal Palace respectively in the previous game. The Blues are normally hard to beat at home but Manchester City have secured two draws and a win in their previous five trips to Stamford Bridge. A draw looks a likely at 13/5.
The Blues have had mixed results at home this season with just one victory in the three games played. They played out a 0-0 draw against Arsenal in the previous outing, but the creativity on display on both sides will encourage goals. Our correct score prediction is to go with a 1-1 draw.