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Manchester City vs Chelsea Premier League 2015 Predictions Who Will Win 16th Aug 2015
The first heavy weight fixture of this season is beckoning upon us and shall take place at the Etihad stadium between Manchester City and Chelsea. City has had an ideal start to the season, beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 in an away game. On the other Chelsea had a horrendous start to the season where they had to drew 2-2 with Swansea city. But the loss is not something that will affect Jose Mourinho so much as is the absence of his trusted number 1, Thibaut Courtois.
Courtois was red carded for a reckless challenge over the Swansea striker which also resulted in a penalty which saw Swansea level up with the former champions. City on the other hand a near perfect beginning to the season where the strong midfielder, Yaya Toure scored a brace to take City to the victory. One has to remember, whenever City has done well and won the league, this man, Toure, has been extremely influential in it. If Toure can get back his form and perform at such a level for even 75% of the season, City would be a genuine threat to any team in the league.
In spite of having an unexpected bump, right at the start of the season, Mourinho denies to feel bogged down. He has also maintained an opinion of this being a match similar to anyone out there and doesn’t have much of an impact on the final standings. He said:
“The season is very long. Thirty-eight matches is an eternity, a marathon that started last week and ends in around 10 months. I cannot say it’s crucial, it’s decisive, or it’s very, very important, but it is two title contenders, and three points.
“If you can get three and your opponent zero it is important but for sure I am not going to say the game decides anything for the winner or anything for the loser.”
While talking about Mourinho’s team’s inactive transfer window, he said:
“You don’t always have to be a champion in the market. We do things when we think we have to do them, when we think we can do them, and when we think it’s the right moment to do them. Sometimes you have to think further ahead than the moment and many times we don’t explain anything publically because we work inside.
The board just gave me four years contract so we are in great stability and we work fantastically well.”
Pelligirini on the other side has been very calm and collective about the situation. He was high in his praise for Toure and said:
“I always say Yaya is very important for us. We can play without him, but it’s better if he plays. Last season he went to the African Nations Cup and the team couldn’t win in the same way.
He’s an important player so I hope he will be a regular player who will be important to our options.”
Manchester City vs Chelsea Predictions Who Will Win
Prediction: In spite of the heavy weights involved this has all the ingredients of ending up a s a boring 1-1 draw.
Head to Head
Manchester City and Chelsea have played against each other 152 times and have almost the same amount of winning percentage. Chelsea has won it 13 times more than City, with City winning 50 times, while drawing the other 39 fixtures.
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Manchester City Team
Willy Caballero, Joe Hart, Richard Wright, Gaël Clichy, Martín Demichelis, Aleksandar Kolarov, Vincent Kompany, Eliaquim Mangala, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, David Silva, Fabian Delph, Fernandinho, Fernando, Jesús Navas, Marcos Lopes, Samir Nasri, Patrick Roberts, Raheem Sterling, Yaya Touré, Bruno Zuculini, Kun Agüero, Wilfried Bony, Edin Džeko
Manager – Manuel Pellegrini
Asmir Begović, Jamal Blackman, Thibaut Courtois, Nathan Aké, Azpilicueta, Gary Cahill, Branislav Ivanović, John Terry, Kurt Zouma, Cesc Fàbregas, Nathaniel Chalobah, Juan Cuadrado, Eden Hazard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Lucas Piazón, Marko Marin, Nemanja Matić, John Mikel, Oriol Romeu, Oscar, Ramires, Mohamed Salah, Willian, Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao, Victor Moses, Loïc Rémy, Bertrand, Traoré
Manager – José Mourinho
Date: 16th August, 2015
Venue Details: Etihad Stadium, Manchester City
Referee: Martin Atkinson Assistants: S Child, M Mullarkey Fourth Official: J Moss
Live Stream, TV Info
TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (UK Only) / NBCSN (U.S. Only)
Live Stream: Sky Go (UK Only) /NBC Sports Live Extra (U.S. only)