When Chelsea welcomes the defending Premier League champion Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, they will be looking to expand on their victory over Tottenham Hotspur during the London derby.
In a wild match on Monday, the Blues defeated a 9-man Spurs team 4-1 on the road. Nicolas Jackson’s hat-trick in the second half and Cole Palmer’s penalty kick equalizer ensured Mauricio Pochettino’s triumphant return to his old team. Chelsea, who now sits 10th within the Premier League standings, will try to beat Man City, who has won their past five games across all competitions, in order to keep their spot in the top half of the standings going into the international break. Raheem Sterling proved to be continual source of trouble for Tottenham during Monday’s London derby. The 28-year-old former Man City player set up Jackson’s first goal of his late hat-trick, setting up Spurs’ high line and ultimately breaking the hosts’ will. He might pose the biggest threat to Guardiola’s team on Sunday and will be eager to make an impression against his old team.
Chelsea still has Ben Chilwell, Romeo Lavia, Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, and Christopher Nkunku out with injuries. Although Armando Broja is anticipated to be available, Jackson ought to remain on the team.
With two Group G games remaining, the Citizens advanced to the round of 16 in the Champions League thanks to a 3-0 home triumph versus Young Boys on Tuesday, capping up a resounding 6-1 top-flight success against Bournemouth the previous weekend. Pep Guardiola’s team leads the Premier League table as well, but if second-place Tottenham Hotspur defeats Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday midday, they could drop to the second position before Sunday’s game.
After suffering an injury during the 3-1 victory over Young Boys in the middle of the week, Guardiola has revealed that John Stones is going to be off for a while. In addition, Manuel Akanji will lose time due to a back ailment; Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Gomez remain out.
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Chelsea vs Man City Game Information
- Date: 11/12/2023
- Time: 11:30 AM ET
- Location: Stamford Bridge (London).
- How to Watch Chelsea vs Man City: Peacock
- Live Stream: fubo.tv