Chelsea will host Manchester City in Round 19 of the Premier League.
The match will start at 8:00 p.m. GMT on Thursday, 5 January 2022. The match venue is Stamford Bridge, London.
Latest odds on betting sites
Chelsea have their winning odds placed at 5.30 (+430 American; 43/10 Fractional). Manchester City, on the other hand, have their winning odds placed at 2.00 (+100; 1/1). The betting odds for a draw are placed at 4.10 (+340; 34/10).
The chances of the outcomes are as follows: Chelsea — 18%, draw — 24%, Manchester City — 58%.
Latest betting odds on Chelsea vs Manchester City (5 January 2023):
- Over 2.5 goals — 1.98 (-102; 49/50)
- Under 2.5 goals — 2.10 (+110; 11/10)
- Asian handicap (-1.25) on Chelsea — 2.76 (+176; 44/25)
- Asian handicap (+1.25) on Manchester City — 1.48 (-208; 12/25)
- Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.91 (-110; 91/100)
- Both teams to score (No) — 2.00 (+100; 1/1)
Chelsea vs Manchester City match preview and stats
Chelsea played a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest in their last Premier League game. Raheem Sterling opened the scoreline in the 16th minute with a nice rebound into the net. Serge Aurier doubled the scoreline in the 63rd minute with a brilliant finish into the net.
Chelsea had 72% ball possession and completed 623 passes. The Blues created two big chances. Chelsea had seven shots with two being on target. They had an expected goal of 0.94 compared to Nottingham Forest’s expected goal of 1.44.
Chelsea are 10th in the Premier League table with 25 points. The Blues have scored 20 goals while conceding 18 goals with a difference of +2. Chelsea have won seven games, drawn four and have lost five games.
Chelsea team news: Ben Chilwell is out of the game with a hamstring injury. N’golo Kante is out with a hamstring injury. Wesley Fofana is out with a knee injury. Reece James is out with a knee injury.
Manchester City played a 1-1 draw against Everton in their last league game. Erling Haaland opened the scoreline in the 24th minute with a nice finish into the net. Demarai Gray levelled the scoreline in the 64th minute with a curling effort into the far corner.
The Citizens had 74% ball possession and created four big chances. Manchester City had 1.79 expected goals as they missed three chances. They completed 597 passes with 90% accuracy. Manchester City committed 13 fouls and had seven corners.
Manchester City are second in the Premier League table with 36 points. The Citizens have scored 44 goals while conceding 16 goals with a difference of +28. Manchester City are unbeaten in their last three games in all competitions
Manchester City team news: Ruben Dias is out with a hamstring injury.
Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H
Manchester City have won three of the last meetings between both sides.
Three of the last three games have ended in under 2.5 goals.
Projected lineups and key players
Chelsea projected starting lineup:
- Kepa Arrizabalaga
- Thiago Silva
- Trevoh Chalobah
- Reece James
- Kalidou Koulibaly
- Cesar Azpilicueta
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Mason Mount
- Kai Havertz
- Raheem Sterling
Notable subs: Kovacic
Raheem Sterling scored a goal in their 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest. The England international has scored four goals in the league this season, overperforming his expected goals of 3.41.
Manchester City's projected starting lineup:
- Ederson Moraes
- Aymeric Laporte
- Nathan Ake
- John Stones
- Joao Cancelo
- Ilkay Gundogan
- Erling Haaland
- Bernardo Silva
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Riyad Mahrez
Erling Haaland has been the best player in the league this season. The Manchester City striker scored one goal in their 1-1 draw against Everton. Haaland is the highest goalscorer in the league with 21 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 13.60. Haaland has provided three assists while creating 15 chances.
Betting tips and predictions
Three of the last four games between both sides have ended in under 2.5 goals. The last meeting between both sides ended in a 2-0 victory as Manchester City won the game in the league. Five of the last five Chelsea’s games have ended in under 2.5 goals. Manchester City’s last game ended in under 2.5 goals. I predict under 2.5 goals.
Erling Haaland scored a goal in their 1-1 draw against Everton. He has been the best player in the league this season. The Norwegian international is the highest goalscorer in the league with 21 goals, overperforming his expected goals of 13.60. Haaland has scored 21 goals in 15 league games as he became the fastest player to reach that milestone. I predict Haaland will score anytime.
Betting prediction: Under 2.5 goals
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
Betting prediction: Haaland to score anytime
Odds: 2.00 (+100 American; 1/1 Fractional)
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