Chelsea Looks to End Losing Streak, Manchester City Hopes to Close Gap on League Leaders
Both teams will be looking to bounce back after earning just one point in their previous league fixtures, with Chelsea coming off a 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest and Manchester City being held to a 2-2 draw by Everton.
Currently sitting ninth in the league table, Chelsea is seven points behind a top four spot and will be eager to close the gap with a victory over Manchester City. The Blues have struggled for wins in the Premier League, with only one win in their last seven contests, but have remained strong at home, with Arsenal being the only team to defeat them at Stamford Bridge in the league this season.
Manchester City, on the other hand, sits eight points behind league leaders Arsenal and will be desperate for a win to keep their title hopes alive. The champions have also struggled on the road recently, with no clean sheets in their last four away Premier League matches. However, they have a strong record on the road, with only one defeat in their last 25 away Premier League games.
Injury concerns will also play a role in Thursday’s highly anticipated match. Chelsea will be without N’Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Reece James, and Wesley Fofana due to injury, while Manchester City will be without Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy. Despite these absences, both teams have strong squads and the match is expected to be a closely contested one.
According to Meridianbet, Chelsea is given odds of 5.14 to win, while Manchester City has odds of 1.64 and a draw is at 4.06. It promises to be a crucial match for both teams as they battle for valuable points in the quest for success in the Premier League.
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