Manchester City will head to London this weekend to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The European champions will be full of confidence after a fifth consecutive win in all competitions midweek against Young Boys. Up next in Manchester City Opposition Watch is Chelsea.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side currently sits 10th in the Premier League. It’s been an inconsistent season so far for the Blues. With a new manager and a plethora of new signings arriving in the summer, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Chelsea have been inconsistent so far in the early stages of the season.
The Blues come into the clash with the European champions off the back of a 4-1 win over Tottenham at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In a dramatic game that saw the hosts have two players sent off Chelsea eventually ran out comfortable victors. Nicolas Jackson scored a hat-trick to wrap up the victory for his side.
Despite sitting midtable Chelsea do possess quality in their squad. Cole Palmer will play his first game against City since leaving in the summer. He has begun to show signs of fulfilling his immense potential now he is getting regular first-team football at Chelsea. Palmer has the most assists for his side this season with 4. Nicolas Jackson is the Blues top scorer this season with 6 goals in all competitions.
On the injury front, Chelsea have several players out. Trevoh Chalobah, Carney Chukwuemeka, Ben Chilwell, Wesley Fofana, Christopher Nkunku and Romeo Lavia are all out. Enzo Fernandez may make the game after being substituted last weekend after being on the receiving end of a crunching challenge.
Despite Chelsea sitting 10th a tough test awaits Pep Guardiola’s side. A trip to Stamford Bridge is never an easy task and City will be looking to bring their recent good form to London.