Chelsea vs ManCity
Crucial game after both teams suffered shock defeats in cup action.City is 5 points behind Chelsea and know a loss is not permitted if they want to keep tabs on league leaders.City are hoping for a Yaya and Bony boost if CIV gets kicked out of the nations cup by Cameroon this Wednesday.Fatigue will be an issue but it could be a psychological boost for a team that has been under preferment in recent games
Stamford Bridge has been a nightmare for teams especially in the Mourinho era.Chelsea will be ready for City especially after the defeat to Bradford.Mourinho is not happy and has an opportunity to make his players react.Chelsea’s game of reference in recent games is their return leg against Newcastle at the Bridge.A game Newcastle played well and asked Chelsea some valuable questions.The 2-0 result was a big statement in the right direction.Those who watched that game know what i am talking about.City’s defending is not good and have given away easy goals.
City is totally different without Yaya in the middle.We have seen that in recent EPL games.Nasri’s injury does not also help in that midfield.That leaves Silva with more responsibility as he tries to keep the ball.If Chelsea dominates the midfield possession ,City will need to defend very well.They cannot make many defensive errors and give away cheap penalties against Chelsea.Aguero is finding his form since he came back from injury.City will be looking onto him for goals against Chelsea.
Other players to look on to are Hazard who i think is the most important player for Chelsea in this second half of the season.Costa has been great as well as Matic.Lampard will be the controversial figure in this game.He will be used at some point and ain’t no telling how fans will react.I guess they will be good if Chelsea is winning and really bad if they are not