Blues Bulletin: Man City vs Chelsea

It is a landmark Premier League meeting for the top two in the early kick-off on Saturday, and further information on that statistic and plenty more relevant to Chelsea and Manchester City feature in our latest Blues Bulletin...


Man City vs Chelsea head to head

City are looking for a Premier League double against Chelsea for the fourth time, and first since 2017/18.


Chelsea stats

Our one defeat in our last 15 Premier League games since Man City won at the Bridge in September was at West Ham in December, although we have drawn four of the last five.

The Blues have dropped 11 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season.

Chelsea have drawn our last two league games, to Brighton and Liverpool. We’ve never gone three league games without a win so far under Thomas Tuchel.


Chelsea milestones


Man City stats

This season’s Premier League stats (21 games)
Most starts: Ederson 20, Cancelo 20, B Silva 20
Most assists: Jesus 7, Cacelo 4, Mahrez 4
Most clean sheets: Ederson 11, Steffen 1
Red cards: Laporte 1

Premier League scorers:
Sterling 7 (2 pens), B Silva 7, Mahrez 6 (2 pens), De Bruyne 5, Foden 5, Gundogan 4, Rodri 3, Dias 2, Grealish 2, Jesus 2, Laporte 2, Torres 2, Ake 1, Cancelo 1, Fernandinho 1, Stones 1, own goals 2

Manchester City have won 17 games in the Premier League this season, five more than any other team.

They have also scored the most top-flight goals (53) and conceded the fewest goals (13).

Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in four goals in his last four Premier League games against Chelsea (three goals, one assist).

Raheem Sterling needs one goal to reach 50 Premier League goals at the Etihad Stadium, and become only the second player with Sergio Aguero to score a half century at the venue in the competition.

Sterling has scored three goals in his last three starts against Chelsea in the Premier League at the Etihad.

The Citizens have only lost one of their last 22 Premier League games when they have kicked off at 12.30pm on a Saturday (17 wins).

Pep Guardiola’s record v Chelsea
Won: 7
Drawn: 5
Lost: 8

Man City's January transfers

OUT
Ferran Torres - Barcelona
Taylor-Harwood-Bellis - Stoke, loan

Discipline

There are no suspensions. 

Players who accumulate 10 yellow cards in Premier League matches up to and including our 32nd fixture will serve a two-match suspension in the competition.

Premier League bookings list

Man City: Cancelo 5, Laporte 5, Rodri 5, B Silva 5, Dias 4, Ederson 2, Fernandinho 1, Grealish 1, Gundogan 1, Walker 1.

Chelsea: Alonso 4, James 4, Rudiger 4, Jorginho 3, Christensen 2, Kovacic 2, Mendy 2, Mount 2, Ziyech 2, Chalobah 1, Hudson-Odoi 1, Kante 1, Loftus-Cheek 1, Pulisic 1, Saul 1, Thiago Silva 1, Werner 1.

Referee and VAR

Referee: Craig Pawson
VAR: Darren England

Having not been the official for a Chelsea match in over a year, Craig Pawson is refereeing his second Blues game in 10 days. He was the man in the middle for the first leg of our semi-final against Tottenham at the Bridge.

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