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Chelsea vs Manchester City preview

The first of two games between Chelsea and Manchester City takes place tonight as the Blues welcome City to Stamford Bridge.


Chelsea hosts Manchester City today in their first of two Premier League meetings between the two teams. The game kicks off at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT).

What to know ahead of Chelsea vs Manchester City

The former English champions Manchester City have been struggling and are coming off of a 1-1 draw with Everton. City is second in the Premier League (11-3-2) behind Arsenal, but they are eight points behind. They have conceded goals in all of their last four Premier League games, keeping a clean sheet only once in the last seven games.

Chelsea is not doing so hot either though. They lost three of their last five Premier League games and are 10th in the league. They are coming off of a 1-1 draw as well, with Nottingham Forest. City defeated Chelsea in the EFL Cup (2-0) before they broke for the World Cup and they won in both of their meetings last season.

Some quick facts to know ahead of the Chelsea vs Manchester City game:

  • Chelsea has lost seven of their last 10 Premier League games against Manchester City, including the last two league home games (three wins, no draws).
  • The last time the Cityzens lost their first Premier League game of the calendar year was 11 years ago against Sunderland (1-0).
  • Pep Guardiola has suffered eight defeats against Chelsea as a manager in all competitions, his joint-most against an opponent.
  • Before joining City, Raheem Sterling was involved in four goals in his last four Premier League games against them for Liverpool.
  • Erling Haaland has seven goals in six away Premier League games, netting two in his only other appearance in London against West Ham.

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