It’s often said when two elephant fight, the grass bears the pain. such is expected to be the case as Premier league leaders Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Ethihad Stadium in a bid to extend their lead on the table.
Pep Guardiola’s men are ten point clear with 53 points while Chelsea are on 2nd spot with 43points.
Host City are looking forward a 12th Premier league Victory in a row while the visitors are unbeaten in their last six matches.
Manchester City grabbed a late 2-1 win Over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium in their last game after Riyad Mahrez equalized from the spot kick a Bukayo Saka’s goal for Arsenal before Hernandez scored the winner for City in the 90th minute.
Meanwhile, Chelsea played out a 2-2 draw against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge in their last Premier League match to extend their unbeaten streak to six (W2 D4 L0), leaving them in second place on 43 points with 17 matches left. The Blues trail first-placed Manchester City by 10 points and lead fifth-placed Arsenal by eight for a spot in the Champions League.
For the head to head, Manchester City saw the better of Chelsea this season at the Stamford Bridge with a 1:0 win after Gabriel Jesus netted the only goal in the 53rd minute.
The spotlight will surely be on both teams when they kick-off at 1:30pm.
Meanwhile, Newcastle United will be eyeing their second win of the season and a bid to escape relegation with a tough test with Claudio Ranieri’s inconsistent Watford at the St James Park.
A win for Newcastle takes them out of the relegation zone for the first time in while this season with 14points. With the inclusion of Keiran Tripper and Chris Wood the Magpies is expected to have more bite going forward.
Another game to watch out for is Manchester United traveling to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.
The Red Devils face a must win fixture in order to keep top four spot hope alive.
However, Phillipe Countinho will be hoping to make a big statement to his Premier league return as he prepare for his debut in the colours of Aston Villa.
Manchester United have only lost once in their last five Premier league games while Villa have won two lost three in their last five games.
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