Chelsea v Manchester City: Key Match Ups To Look Out For

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Chelsea ended the season 12th and level on points with 13th-placed City.

On the other hand, City's actual defenders are definitely rated higher than Chelsea's.

Antonio Conte's side suffered a shock defeat by Burnley on the opening day of the season at Stamford Bridge, and despite a 2-0 win over Everton two weeks later, home supporters were left frustrated when Arsenal ground out a 0-0 draw earlier in September. Otherwise, Chelsea have a near full squad to choose from for this one with only Danny Drinkwater (calf) unavailable through injury.

Sergio Aguero is the victim of bad luck, not poor decision-making. As a result, they can't lean on the partnership of Aguero and Jesus.

Far from soaring, the Eagles have lost all six of their league matches so far this season and have still to score their first top-flight goal of a campaign where they have already sacked Frank de Boer and brought in former England boss Roy Hodgson - a boyhood Palace fan - in a bid to arrest their slump. A draw is currently the most profitable option right now, with one bookmaker offering it at 27/10.

Then Chelsea old boy Frank Lampard, scorer of a record 211 goals in 648 appearances for the west Londoners, came on as a 77th minute substitute and equalised with five minutes remaining.

"They are so risky and create so many chances every game". The Blues put in a brilliant performance against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League Wednesday night, and came away with all three points.

Eden Hazard hasn't been in his typical form, but he's another threat.

Again, though, Morata was never truly installed as an automatic starter at Juventus, often finding himself playing second or third fiddle behind Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Mario Mandzukic in the same way he had been unable to escape the shadows cast by Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid.

The Hammers, who are playing at their temporary home, the London Stadium, despite signing one of the best strikers in Hernandez, have not impressed so far and are lying in the relegation zone. "We want to become a big club, I've been at two awesome clubs in my life [Barcelona and Bayern Munich] ... you have to overcome this situation", Guardiola said.

It has now become hard to predict who the title favourite will be between these two giants, with both teams recording impressive results in their back to back fixtures in the league.

Swansea manager Paul Clement has called for smaller clubs to resist attempts by the Premier League's biggest teams to try to grab a larger share of broadcast revenue.

With that being said, Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling are always unsafe, and may have a good day against a relatively shaky Chelsea back three.

"If you ask the manager there is always something to improve but we know that we are a great team, we have great players and it's just up to us to prove that every fourth day".

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