It’s not every day you get to see Manchester City and Chelsea face-off twice in the space of two weeks. Earlier this month, Man. City sent a resounding message to the rest of the Premier League by thumping the Blues 6-0.
This was their worst defeat in quite a while. It was a summary of the kind of season Maurizio Sarri’s men were having. Before this game, Chelsea had made the most of their home record, winning back-to-back. However, their away record was nothing to write home about.
Before the loss at the Etihad, Chelsea had visited Bournemouth, Arsenal, and Tottenham. And they lost all three games. It was a trend which Man. City only made obvious with the large margin.
Both sides will clash again this weekend. This time around, they will meet on a neutral ground (Wembley Stadium) to compete for the EFL Cup final. It’s the second time this season that both sides will be competing in a final (the last being the Community Shield which City won).
Will the trend continue for the Citizens in this game?
Will it be yet another win for City?
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On side of the fight, Man. City stands tall. Their recent run of form makes them huge favorites to win this final. What’s more, they’re the current holders of the cup, and they look like they have incentive enough to hold on to it.
Whether playing at home or away, Manchester has been scoring goals for fun. Their lowest tally in their last 14 games was scoring just once against Newcastle and Burton. Every other game played during this time has seen City scores range between two to as many as nine goals. It’s no wonder they’ve been tipped to win historic quadruple.
They’re the most prolific side in England and will be looking to unleash their terror on Abrahamovic’s Blues.
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On NairaBET, the ‘Chelsea to Win’ bet has been priced at 5.70 odds, compared to Man. City’s 1.60. The reason for the bookies’ reluctance to back the Blues is not far-fetched. For every game they’ve won in the last six played, they’ve equally lost one. It’s been sort of a back-and-forth for Sarri and his men.
It’s the reason why the famed ‘Sarri Ball’ has been bashed by fans and pundits all over the world. Chelsea’s recent slump in form has also been blamed on the manager’s stubbornness and his refusal to be flexible.
His rigidity cost him dearly against City earlier this month. After getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United, this is Chelsea’s best shot to win a trophy this season. The Europa League is highly unpredictable. The Premier League title is out of reach. A trophy should help Sarri win back the love of the fans he has lost.
On Sunday, it’ll be a case of which team wants it more. Which team do you think will win the finals? Leave us your comments and share your thoughts with us.