Manchester City V Chelsea: Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Manchester City V Chelsea: Preview, Predicted XI And Betting Odds

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will know a win against Chelsea tomorrow afternoon would effectively put the visitors out of the title race.

Thomas Tuchel’s men are 10 points behind the Citizens heading into the game at the Etihad Stadium and, even at this stage of the season, they would find it very difficult to recover if they do find themselves on the losing side.

In terms of team news, John Stones is a doubt due to a knock, while Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko are both sidelined with the virus. Liam Delap has been ruled out with an ankle problem and Riyad Mahrez is away at the African Cup of Nations.

Manchester City’s Predicted XI To Face Chelsea:

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Jesus, Sterling, Grealish

Chelsea currently have three players out injured. Trevoh Chalobah, Reece James (both hamstring) and Ben Chilwell (knee) are unavailable, with Edouard Mendy also absent due to AFCON.

Chelsea’s Predicted XI:

Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Mount, Havertz, Werner

At the bookmakers, City are the favourites with Betfred pricing them at 7/10 odds-on to win. A draw is 3/1 with Betfair while a victory for Chelsea is 22/5 at Unibet.

Predicted Score – 2-1 to Manchester City

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.