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Man City v Chelsea
KO 19:45, Sky Sports 1
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12 Dec 2011 Premier League Chelsea 2-1 Man City
20 Mar 2011 Premier League Chelsea 2-0 Man City
25 Sep 2010 Premier League Man City 1-0 Chelsea
27 Feb 2010 Premier League Chelsea 2-4 Man City
05 Dec 2009 Premier League Man City 2-1 Chelsea
15 Mar 2009 Premier League Chelsea 1-0 Man City
13 Sep 2008 Premier League Man City 1-3 Chelsea
05 Apr 2008 Premier League Man City 0-2 Chelsea
27 Oct 2007 Champions League Chelsea 6-0 Man City
14 Mar 2007 Premier League Man City 0-1 Chelsea
Only a few weeks ago Manchester City had a comfortable lead at the top of the table before some disappointing performances have given the initiative back to their biggest rivals. Roberto Mancini’s side can close the gap on Man United to only a point with a victory this evening, but two defeats in their past three outings suggests it won’t be easy.
City have lost four times this campaign and all of those have come on the road with the most recent being at Swansea City. At the Etihad Stadium the side have so far remained untouchable and have won each of their 14 matches there.
Mancini has seen his side score 17 times in the last six home league games and they’ve not conceded a goal in their past three in front of their own fans. Vincent Kompany has been a rock at the back for City and his continued absence tonight will be a big miss.
Chelsea continue to improve under Roberto Di Matteo’s guidance and even Fernando Torres was amongst the goals on Sunday. The Blues have won four on the spin since the Italian took charge, but Chelsea’s away form suggests that his run may come to an end. Chelsea have won just once in six away league contests, but they’ve shown enough to back them getting a point against a below-par City without their best centre-back.
RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back the draw at around 3.7: 4 points
Tuesday’s Return: -4 points
MARCH RETURN TO DATE: +30.78
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