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Chelsea vs Manchester City prediction
Chelsea vs Manchester City fantasy preview

In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Premier League match between Chelsea vs Manchester City.

Match details

Chelsea vs Manchester City

Premier League

Stamford Bridge

6th January, 01:30 a.m.

Preview

Chelsea welcome Pep Guardiola’s men to West London with both sides aiming to lay down a marker after posting a paltry point in the round of New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day fixtures.

Seven points separate Chelsea from a place in the top four, but Brentford – who occupy the seventh and potentially final continental place – are only one point clear of their near neighbours having played two games more, and the January arrivals could soon arrive en masse for the Blues.

Failure to overcome the Toffees saw Man City enter the New Year a whopping seven points behind Arsenal in the table; that gap has since increased to eight after the Gunners’ goalless draw with Newcastle United, which also leaves the Magpies just one adrift of the champions.

Travelling to West London with no clean sheets to boast from their last four Premier League contests – and just one in their last seven – City will be encouraged by their record of one away defeat from their most recent 25 in the top flight, and not since 2012 have the champions lost their opening game of the calendar year.

Match Prediction: Chelsea 0 – 2 Manchester City

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Key Stats

Goals:

Chelsea: Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz (4), Mason Mount (3), Jorginho (2)

Manchester City: Erling Haaland (21), Phil Foden (7), Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne (3)

Assists:

Chelsea: Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva (2), Havertz, Pulisic, Conor Gallagher, Kovacic (1)

Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne (9), Bernardo Silva (5), Phil Foden (4)

Tackles & Interceptions:

Chelsea: Thiago Silva (35), Jorginho (32), Kalidou Koulibaly (28)

Manchester City: Rodrigo (40), Joao Cancelo (39), Bernardo Silva (17)

Chances Created:

Chelsea: Raheem Sterling (22), Mason Mount (21), Christian Pulisic (11)

Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne (56), Ilkay Gundogan (24), Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva (21)

Probable XI:

Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Cucurella; Sterling, Mount; Havertz

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ake/Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo Silva/Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish/Foden

Captaincy Picks:

  1. Erling Haaland
  2. Kevin De Bruyne
  3. Havertz

Grand League Picks:

  1. Sterling
  2. Mount
  3. Bernardo Silva

Best Fantasy Combination 1 (Head to Head):

GK: K Arrizabalaga

Def: T Silva, J Stones, N Ake, J Cancelo

Mid: K De Bruyne (vc), J Grealish, B Silva, K Havertz, M Mount

Fwd: E Haaland(C)

Best Fantasy Combination 2 (Small Risk):

GK: K Arrizabalaga

Def: M Cucurella, J Stones(vc), N Ake, J Cancelo, K Walker

Mid: K De Bruyne (C), R Hernandez, M Kovacic, M Mount

Fwd: E Haaland

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Disclaimer: The views expressed here are of the author and is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn.