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Football commentary Man City – Chelsea: “The Blues” mission to rescue the English Premier League

15 Jan 2022 | 02:57 | Football

 

(Football commentary, Man City – Chelsea, 19:30, January 15, round 22 of the Premier League) Man City is on the ice with a series of 11 wins. Chelsea’s mission now is to save the English Premier League from its boring ending.

Man City started this 2021/22 season badly. However, the bravery of the defending champion was shown in the most important tourmalet stage. At this time, the army of coach Pep Guardiola owns a series of 11 wins in the English Premier League and is arrogant at the top.

Great battle Man City - Chelsea promises to be attractive

Great battle Man City – Chelsea promises to be attractive

Contrary to the brilliant form of Man City, it is the ups and downs of Chelsea. Starting the season with a spirit like chopping bamboo, the defending Champions League champion thought it would help the Premier League have an attractive race. However, the weakness of the attack caused Chelsea to be surpassed by Man City itself and now is a far away 10 points.

Anyway, the Premier League needs a salvation and Chelsea must do better than what the previous 11 teams failed to do. At this point, only Chelsea and Liverpool have a really clear chance to break the Eastlanders’ 11-match winning streak, or else the title could find its owner in March!

It is necessary to mention the discomfort that coach Thomas Tuchel created in the competition with Pep Guardiola. So far, the 0-1 defeat in the Champions League final last season is still the greatest bitterness of the Spanish genius coach. That was the only time so far, the team led by Pep reached the Champions League final and lost a match, instead of the previous two wins.

In September 2021, Man City successfully paid Chelsea debt with a 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge thanks to the only goal of the match by Gabriel Jesus. This time, it is Chelsea’s turn to regain the 3 points lost at home in the first leg.

With a coach as talented and well-trained as Tuchel, this is not an impossible task. Remember, in 4 times against Pep Guardiola, Thomas Tuchel won 3 and it was not until the fourth time that Pep found a way to beat his colleague.

Coach Pep Guardiola has a worthy opponent, which is Thomas Tuchel

Coach Pep Guardiola has a worthy opponent, which is Thomas Tuchel

Recently, Chelsea showed the uniqueness of their play when defeating Tottenham in both legs in the semi-finals of the League Cup. Thanks to “blockbuster” Romelu Lukaku finding form at the right time, Chelsea is now more effective and unpredictable in attack. Because, the Belgian striker is not only good at finishing but also really useful in his ability to build walls thanks to his outstanding physique and physical strength.

That said, the door for Chelsea in this match is not small. In the 1-0 win over Tottenham, midfielder N’Golo Kante was able to return and play in the last 15 minutes of the match, after being re-infected with Covid-19. If he can start the game against Man City, Kante will significantly help Chelsea in this uncertain trip.

Prediction: Man City 1-1 Chelsea

Probable teams

Force information

Man City: Delap is injured. Mendy was banned from playing. Zinchenko is infected with Covid-19. Stones’ ability to play is still open.

Chelsea: Chalobah, Chilwell, James injury. Mendy attends CAN 2022.

Subsidiary information

Man City has won the last 11 matches in the Premier League.

There are more than 2 goals scored in 8 of the last 10 matches of Man City in the Premier League.

There are more than 2 goals scored in 5/6 of Chelsea’s last away matches in the Premier League.

Chelsea are unbeaten in 9 of the last 10 away matches in the Premier League.

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