Big Match Preview - Chelsea vs Man City 1 Oct

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Sep 28, 2017, 12:28 PM Last Edit: Sep 29, 2017, 03:21 PM by Bensergi
Chelsea vs Man City
1 Oct, Sunday, 00:30am

Big Match Preview:
It is the battle of the Blues. Both teams enter this Stamford Bridge showdown on the back of numerous wins. Man City's 21 goals after six league games is their best return. They are also the first side to score 5+ goals in three consecutive top-flight games in the same season for almost 60 years!

Sergio Aguero, meanwhile, needs two more goals to become City's all-time top scorer. Unfortunately, the Argentine will play no part as he suffered broken ribs in a horror car crash on Friday. Gabriel Jesus will have to shoulder the goal-scoring responsbility.

Chelsea have lost only one of their last seven Premier League matches against City at Stamford Bridge (W4 D2), and are the only team do a double over them last season. The Blues have recovered swiftly following a calamitous start, and now trail City by just three points.

Bouquets should be handed out to Alvaro Morata, who has netted six goals in his first six EPL appearances.

Big Team news:
David Luiz is the notable absence for Chelsea. He serves a suspension for that horrible tackle on a Arsenal defender. Man City are at full strength except Vincent Kompany and summer signing Benjamin Mendy. The latter is out for the season after a horrible injury in the Palace win last weekend.

Big Stat 1: Sergio Aguero needs two more goals to become City's record goal scorer
Big Stat 2: Alvaro Morata is the 17th player to score a EPL hat-trick for Chelsea
Big Stat 3: Since 2016-17, Pedro has been involved in 27 goals for Chelsea (15 strikes, 12 assists)

Fastgoal's prediction:
Chelsea 2-2 Man City


Match Stats:

  • Chelsea 0-1 Man City
  • Shots: 4-12
  • Possession: 38%-62%
  • Corner kicks: 4-8

A stunning goal by Kevin De Bruyne gave Manchester City a 1-0 victory at Chelsea that returned them to the top of the table on goal difference.

De Bruyne unleashed an unstoppable left-footed shot from 20 yards after a one-two with Gabriel Jesus on 67 minutes to seal City's fifth straight PL victory.

City had the better of the first half but could not break the deadlock, Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois saving from Fernandinho just before the break.

Jesus had a shot blocked on the line by Antonio Rudiger after De Bruyne's goal and although Chelsea pressed at the end, they could not find an equaliser.

City are top on 19 points, with Manchester United a goal back. Chelsea drop to fourth, six points back.

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