Free soccer tips today for Chelsea – Man City
It’s time for another big derby in the Premier League. On Thursday Chelsea will host the champion Manchester City at the Stamford Bridge in London. Let’s preview this match in our free soccer tips website for today.
Chelsea played against Aston Villa in their first game since the pandemic and celebrated a 1-2 win at the Villa Park. At halftime Frank Lampard’s team was a goal behind, but after the break the Blues took the win with goals from Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud. This win increased Chelsea’s advantage in front of the 5th Manchester United to five points.
It was a great game for Pulisic. The American entered the pitch as a substitute and scored his goal just five minutes later. Frank Lampard praised him after the match, so don’t be surprised if he’s in the starting eleven against City. We expect to see Tammy Abraham and Ross Barkley in the line-up as well. At the same time Callum Hudson-Odoi remains sidelined for the Chelsea.
Manchester City are clinical since the restart of the league – two wins from two games played. In these two matches against Arsenal and Burnley the champions scored 8 goals and didn’t concede any. That’s a great shape from Pep Guardiola’s team, but the Cityzens remain on 20 points behind the leader Liverpool.
The manager Pep Guardiola rotates his line-up in the matches so far. Against Burnley he put Phil Foden in the starting eleven and the young lad scored twice. Meanwhile Leroy Sane returned on the pitch after a long recovery from an injury. Raheem Sterling, Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy didn’t play at all, so we believe they were rested for the visit to Chelsea.
In our free soccer tips website we can make the conclusion that we expect a highly competitive game between Chelsea and Manchester City. Both teams won their first matches since the end of the pandemic, so let’s see.