Man city travel to London on Monday night for the huge Premier League clash at the top end of the table. City will be looking to bounce back from Champions League disappointment while it will be the opposite for Chelsea, confidence high after guaranteeing themselves a last 16 place. Follow me on Twitter: @Nicspicks for more free football tips and updates
Chelsea v Man City key stats / Info
7/7 of Chelsea's home games have seen over 2.5 goals hit while 6/7 on the road in the Premier League for Man City have seen the over 2.5 hit, equating to an overall implied probability of 86%. Man City have hit the net 27 times on the road and Chelsea have netted 19 times in 7 league games. Both teams have hit the back of the net at the Bridge in 86% of Premier League games. Didier Drogba is in fine goal scoring form off the back of 3 goals in 2 games.
Potential lineups / game pattern
Villas Boas may choose to recall Frank Lampard who he hooked early last week in the Newcastle game and benched midweek in the Champions League. The front three may remain unchanged off the back of two 3:0 wins. Mancini may continue his new found attacking philosophy for Man City and Balotelli will possibly come in for Dzeko. If he does, expect him to cause problems for David Luiz ala Demba Ba last week when Chelsea push forward. Both teams will look to attack and Man City will be very dangerous on the counter attack with the pace of Aguero, guile of Silva and bursting runs from midfield of Yaya Toure if Chelsea push high up as they have been doing. Didier Drogba's confidence is high and Man City will have to keep an eye on the big man and look for the pacey and skillful Sturridge to be a key creative weapon for Chelsea.
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Chelsea v Man City Advised Tips
Tip 1: Chelsea v Man City over 2.5 goals @ 1.84 (Betfair)
Tip 2: Both teams to score @ 4/6 (general)
Tip 3: Drogba to score for Chelsea @ 12/5 (Skybet)
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