PREVIEW: Chelsea v Man City

Chelsea host Manchester City in a mammoth clash at Stamford Bridge for the conclusion of Matchday 31.

Second-placed City convincingly beat Arsenal before hosting Burnley on Monday night, while Chelsea resumed with a crucial come-from-behind win against Aston Villa.

Chelsea are looking to consolidate fourth-place and fend off competition from the likes of Manchester United, Wolves and Sheffield United.

Visitors City, who looked in imperious form against Arsenal on their return to action, look set to claim second-place after a sub-par defence of their league title.

Pep Guardiola’s side boast an impressive record against Chelsea. They have won six of their last nine league meetings (L3) and Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in the last 11 meetings with, though it was in this exact fixture last season.

However, Chelsea have been buoyed by the signings of Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner and Lampard’s young guns showed few signs of rust at Villa Park on Sunday.

City beat Chelsea 2-1 in the reverse fixture courtesy of first-half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez, despite falling behind to N’Golo Kante’s early goal.

Source: BT Sport