Man City vs Chelsea kicks off the EPL match week 22 fixtures.
It’s 1st versus 2nd. It’s a game that Man City needs to win to extend their 11 games winning streak, and tighten their hold on the trophy. It’s a game that Chelsea cannot afford to lose because a loss will all but end their own title ambition.
So, who’ll win the day after 90 minutes at the Etihad?
Man City recent performances
Man City has been imperious. After their shock 1-2 home loss to Crystal Palace, the Citizens have blown away every opponent. They’ve gone on an impressive 11-match winning run in the league.
That run started with a 2-0 win over Man United at Old Trafford, and was extended to 11 games last time out with a 2-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates. That’s 2 of the league’s giants (or are they sleeping giants) blown away.
However, does this mean that a Man City win is sure?
Not at all. Chelsea can look at Man City’s recent matches and be hopeful. This is because despite getting the results, Man City has not been at their imperious best lately.
For example, Guardiola admitted that they were second best in their last outing against Arsenal.
In the match before that, Man City struggled to break down a Brentford team that was missing 6 first-team players. In the end, they managed a 1-0 win via a VAR-awarded goal.
Before Brentford, Man City played Leicester, and they almost capitulated in the second half after winning the first half 4-0.
Chelsea recent performances
Chelsea can also take confidence from their own performances. In 15 games, Chelsea has lost just once, and that was via an 87-minute freak goal by Arthur Masuaku in the game against West Ham.
It was against Liverpool – a fellow title hopeful – that Chelsea stretched their defeatless run to 15 games. That was the 2-2 draw at Stanford Bridge, in a game that Liverpool had been 2 goals up.
So, on one hand, you have a Man City team that has not been very convincing of late. On the other hand, you have a Chelsea team that isn’t losing games.
Man City may win it in yet another unconvincing fashion. But, Chelsea could once again refuse to lose and nick a draw.
Man City vs Chelsea best prediction: Man City to win or draw.
Man City vs Chelsea good prediction: Man City Draw No Bet.
Man City vs Chelsea: Date, Kick-off Time, and Venue
Date: The top of the table match will hold on the 15th of January, 2022.
Time: It’s an early kick off match scheduled for 12:30 pm.
Venue: It’ll go down at the home of the champions – the Etihad.