Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City


Without a doubt, the headliner fixture of the weekend is Manchester City at Chelsea FC, a series in which none of the last 12 meetings have ended in a draw, surprisingly. And while Chelsea have won the last three, the advantage over that 12 results shows City with the advantage, 7-5.

Thomas Tuchel’s side are no doubt strong Premier League title contenders, in the eyes of most keen observers, but in order to become the champs this season, they’ll first have to beat the current champions.

Chelsea vs Manchester City FYIs:

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Starting XI Prediction:  Chelsea   Manchester City

Team News:   Chelsea     Manchester City

Form Guide (All Competitions): Chelsea (DWWWW) Manchester City (WWWDW)

Let’s take a look at who the German may select for his first team in this one. Honestly, it’s a pretty straight-forward selection motif at this point, I think Tuchel has figured out his best team, and he only has two potential selection issues in goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and winger Christian Pulisic.

Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Manchester City

Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Alonso; Mount, Havertz, Lukaku

Prediction: Chelsea 2, Manchester City 1

Until we finally see the recent trend change, there is no reason not to pick against Tuchel’s Chelsea when they play City.

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  1. Chelsea no win for you

  2. Samuel P. Karr says

    Chelsea to win 2goals to 0

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