If there are any hints from last season, the Chelsea vs Manchester City showdowns will have to go a long way in determining the most important titles in England and Europe again. This is what you would expect when two of the richest clubs in the world face off with the biggest stars and the highest salaries.
Chelsea faced in the UEFA Champions League final in May 2021, which was then considered a 1-0 defeat against the Premier League champions. It represents Chelsea’s third consecutive win in all competitions against Man City, and the mastermind of all three was manager Thomas Tukel, who only took charge of the team in January.
It’s a coaching battle between Tuchel and Pep Guardiola of Manchester City that creates another interesting subplot. The English media has already reported how Guardiola has not lost to an opponent four times in a row. His unconventional line-up is partly to blame for Man City’s defeat in the Champions League final, the eighth defeat of his career to Chelsea, against any other club.
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Today it is strengthened by the addition of Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku, who sits at the top of the Premier League, driven by his impressive defensive skills. That’s what makes Tuchel’s team a little favorite against the Man City team that has already lost and in a resume with a 0-0 home draw against Southampton. Courtesy of DraftKings:
- Moneyline: Chelsea +170 / draw +230 / Man City +175
- Spread: Chelsea -0.5 (+165) / Man City -0.5 (+175)
- On / Under Total Goals: O2.5 +100 / U2.5 -125
- Scores for both teams: Yes-125 / No-105
The margin between these two teams should be tight again. Chelsea’s Airtight team defense has a track record of neutralizing any opponents, including Manchester City. With the exception of a surprising collapse on both sides, another tight, low-scoring match should be expected, with Chelsea having their devastating counter-attack with little edge that has hit Man City in the past. Below is the bet selection theme (courtesy of Draftkings). Scroll down to learn more about each topic.
- Total target under 2.5: -125
- Both teams will score – no: -105
- Chelsea or tie and under 2.5 goals: +100
- Chelsea Asian Handicap Pick’im: -110 (tie a push)
- Chelsea first team to score: +100
How Chelsea, Man City developed
This is a big week for Manchester City, with Powerhouse Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain (Champions League group stage) and Liverpool (Premier League) facing three long trips in a week. Matches can set the tone for the rest of the season, but they don’t come at an ideal time. Man City have some injury concerns and are also coming off a 0-0 home draw against Southampton where they failed to register a goal shot.
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Excited by Lukaku’s acquisition, Chelsea have entered the new season with a clear identity and a revenge worthy of the European Championship title. The Blues have won four shutouts in five Premier League games, conceding just one goal through a penalty kick in a 1-1 draw with Liverpool. Chelsea have already won the European Super Cup and its Champions League group stage opener, and have advanced to the round of 16 of the Carabao Cup. They showed a few weak spots along the way.
Chelsea vs. Man City lineup
Manchester City are hoping for a return to the injured center-back Aymeric Laporte And John Stones For this busyness, and both have been seen back in training as well as recovering midfielders this week Rodry, Who last played September 15th. Alexander Ginchenko And Ilke Gundogan Also struggling with injuries Nathan Oke He came back with the team after his father’s death.
Outside of the possible absence, Guardiola continues to work on finding the most effective combination as well as mixing and matching large amounts of wealth in his hands. Only two trio have started more than once: its trio Jack Grillish, Return to Torres And Gabriel Jesus Has started three of eight matches so far this season (four goals and five assists), and Rahim Sterling–Return to Torres–Riyadh Mahrez Line agreed on two occasions, making three goals and two assists in that match.
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Chelsea manager Tuchel has similar headaches every week, but his job could be easier if he were an American winger. Christian police He continues to be out with an ankle injury. Tuchel that starting goalkeeper Edward Mendy He picked up against FC Zenit in the Champions League, running against the time coming back from a hip injury.
If Kepa Arizabalga Representing again in Mandy’s absence, he is still a reliable option. He has conceded just six goals in his 11 starts under Tuchel.
Chelsea vs Manchester City is the best bet
Even in addition to Mendy, Chelsea have a defensive jaggery, especially on its home turf at Stamford Bridge. This explains below some of the best betting selections, which are still worth the attention.
Total target under 2.5: -125
Tukel’s Chelsea have conceded just nine goals in their first match at Stamford Bridge. And five of those nine goals came in a single game where eventual relegation victim West Brom claimed a stunning 5-2 win. So if the opposition is going to score a goal, it cannot be expected to gain more than one goal.
Manchester City, meanwhile, have conceded just two or more goals in nine of their last matches (1 per cent) since the start of the 2020-21 season. The only problem is that five of those nine matches have seen Man City’s Nathan Ake at center back. If Laporte or the Stones can’t recover in time – and throwing them from the start against Chelsea’s attack could be too much – Oke is probably a starter.
Both teams will score – No: -105
A total of 14 of the 18 home games under Tuchel saw Chelsea register a shutout. In the other four matches, Chelsea stopped at home. Under this coaching regime, Stamford Bridge matches should never be turned into shootouts.
Chelsea or tie and under 2.5 goals: +100
If you really like the underdog and want to get a plus-money for it, you’ll even get paid if you combine it with Chelsea’s dual opportunity. Chelsea have won or drawn 15 of their 18 home matches.
Chelsea Asian Handicap PKM: -110 (tie a push)
This is a Chelsea ‘draw no bet’ based on Chelsea’s record of 11-3-4 with good odds (-110 vs. -115) in all competitions at Tuchel’s reign at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea first team to score: +100
Proving how effective Chelsea’s team was under Tichel, and how provocative his passing attack is, is a bet that has a good chance of hitting. The Blues have led in 28 of 38 matches under Tuchel (73.7 percent of the time). And four of the other 10 matches were 0-0 draws.
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The match will be broadcast in English (NBCSN) and Spanish (Universo) via streaming on both channels FuboTV (a free 7-day trial for new users).