ManCity vs Chelsea Preview
Manchester City is coming from a convincing 3-0 win over West Brom.Chelsea had a disappointing home draw against Swansea.The implications of these results is that, Chelsea will not want to fall 5 points off City.With a defeat they will find themselves that far.
ManCity will be looking to put behind poor home results of last season.They lost so many points at the Etihad.Their defense was not truly tested against West Brom and will have a tough one against Costa.He is strong and fast and will test Kompany/Mangala.He will also have support from Hazard and Oscar busting from midfield positions.
Chelsea will be playing conservative ball and explore counter attacking football come Sunday.They have an Asrenal of players with blistering speed.Hazard,Willian etc.Playing away from home, Mourinho’s team will be well organised at the back and make things difficult for City.
City will try to replicate Difficulties Ivanovic had against speed when Chelsea played Swansea.Sterling might be playing against him come Sunday.If Sterling is as successful as Montero was, then Willian will need to defend a lot.Chelsea must stop Silva from having his way as he did against West Brom.
Can Yaya change history?He has not played well against Chelsea in previous games.He looked sharp in their last game and will be eager to go against title rivals come Sunday.Hazard on the other hand is ready.His performance against Swansea was strong.He will need support from Fabregas. The Spain international must help Matic move the ball forward when they have possession.
Courtois will be missing due to suspension.Begovic will be the man between the sticks.He will be tested and will play his very first derby.This is the reason why he was brought to Chelsea.Great game to watch although some will say it comes too early.Pelligrini against Mourinho.Attack against defense