It was disappointment for Manchester City and, to a lesser extent, Chelsea on Wednesday night when the Premier League powerhouses failed to win their opening matches of the Champions League Group Stage.
Conceding late to Bayern Munich denied City a point while Jose Mourinho’s side had to settle for a 1-1 home draw with Bundesliga strugglers, Schalke.
Chelsea will enter the match as slight favourites, having taken all 12 points possible from their first four matches but last year’s champions, City, are sure to provide strong competition despite their 5 th place status.
A win on Sunday for Mourinho’s men could see them go as far as five points ahead.
This clash between man city and Chelsea is Chelsea’s 2,000th away league game since September 1905.
• Chelsea has secured 100% record in the EPL this season, winning all 4 matches played since the beginning of the campaign.
• Manchester City have only lost one and drew one of their matches this season.
• Chelsea has scored a total of 15 goals in 4 games.
• Manchester city have scored 7 goals in 4 games which is equivalent to the number of goals scored by Diego Costa.
Head to Head:
Manchester city vs Chelsea FC
Games played: 135
MAN CITY : CHELSEA FC
Goal scored: 179:198
Man city WWLD.
Chelsea striker Diego Costa not fully fit to play. Mourinho in his post match conference said:
“Diego Costa is not in condition to play three matches in a week. He has problems when he plays one game, he needs a week to recover and now playing matches Tuesday and Wednesday he can’t do it.
PREMIER LEAGUE TOP SCORERS:
Diego Costa 7
Sergio kun Aguero (Man City) 3
Nacer Chadli (Tottenham) 3
Nathan Dyer (Swansea) 3
Steven Naismith (Everton) 3
Graziano pelle (Southampton) 3
Leonardo Ulloa (Leicester) 3
TOP SIX PREMIER LEAGUE SHOT ON TARGET:
Man city 19
Man Utd 19
TOP SIX PREMIER LEAGUE SUCCESSFUL DRIBBLES:
Man Utd 44
Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Matic, Fabregas, Willian, Hazard, Oscar, Costa.
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