Premier League In Focus – Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview

When? Saturday 30th September, 17:30 (UK)

Where? Stamford Bridge

What channel is it on? BT Sport 1

Are tickets still available?

Chelsea and Manchester City -

Head-to-head – last five meetings: Chelsea W3, Manchester City W2
Head-to-head – Premier League meetings: Chelsea W24, Manchester City W7, D9
Head-to-head – all-time meetings: Chelsea W66, Manchester City W52, D39

Manchester City have played three Premier League matches in the month of September and they have scored 16 goals in the process - an average of 5.33 goals per game.

Not only that but they have also kept three clean sheets at the other end. The only league goals that they have conceded were back in August with Wayne Rooney and Charlie Daniels the only players to have breached City’s net.

Both Alvaro Morata of Chelsea and Sergio Aguero of Manchester City have scored six Premier League goals, averaging one goal per game. They are two thirds of the trio who top the scoring charts with Romelu Lukaku the other.

Chelsea did the double in the Premier League over Manchester City last season. The fixture at the Etihad saw City end up with nine men after both Sergio Aguero and Fernandinho were sent off late on.

The last time Chelsea kept a Premier League clean sheet at home to Manchester City was back in November 2012 when the two sides played out a 0-0 draw at Stamford Bridge.

A win for Chelsea would put them level on points with Manchester City but it would require a win by seven goals to see them leapfrog their arch-rivals in the table.

Unbeaten Manchester City also went the first six games of last season without losing, although that saw them go one better as they recorded a perfect six wins from six.

The last time these two sides met here was back in April 2017, when Chelsea took a massive step to the league title with a 2-1 win over Manchester City.