Week 17 brings us a match on Jan 3rd where Chelsea plays host to Manchester City in a clash of these two evenly matched Premier League teams. 6th placed Chelsea is fresh off their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa. Olivier Giroud struck first for Chelsea in the 34th minute, then in the 50th minute, Matty Cash sent in a beautiful pass which was converted by Anwar El Ghazi squeezing out at least the one point for Aston Villa. Chelsea should be reasonably happy with their recent performance, earning 17 points in their last 10 matches, while manchester City is fresh off their 2-0 shutout win against Newcastle United. İlkay Gündoğan scored the first goal for Manchester City in the 14th minute, then Ferrán Torres added another in the 55th minute In the end, Newcastle United was frustrated by Manchester City’s defence and couldn’t put any tallies on the board. Manchester City ended the match with the shutout victory. With 19 points in their last 10 matches Manchester City should be reasonably happy with their performance.
These two teams have not yet played each other this season, so it will be interesting how the match turns out. Last season these teams were evenly matched with 1 win apiece.
For Manchester City, their top scorers are Raheem Sterling and Ferrán Torres, each having 2 goals in their last five matches. Chelsea’s most prolific scorer has been Tammy Abraham. He has netted three goals over the last five matches
Chelsea will be without Hakim Ziyech, Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi, while Josep Guardiola i Sala’s Manchester City squad will be without Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Agüero, Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker, Ederson Moraes, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Nathan Aké and Eric García.