Manchester City go to Stamford Bridge today in one of the most important Premier League matches of the season so far.
It’s the second of two back-to-back away games for Pep Guardiola’s side end as they travel to Stamford Bridge take on fellow title contenders Chelsea.
The record between these two sides over recent years has been fairly balanced with Chelsea cruising to a 5-1 victory in 2016 but the London side failed to take a point off the champions last year, City staging one of their best performances in recent years in winning at the Bridge last season.
Sarri’s team started the season well but now sit 10 points behind the leaders in fourth after defeats to Spurs and Wolves over the past couple of weeks.
If Chelsea don’t improve from their mid-week performance against Wolves they could once again struggle against the Citizens.
Which TV channel is Chelsea vs Man City on?
Chelsea vs Man City will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD from 5pm on Saturday, December 8.
Kick-off from Stamford Bridge is at 5:30pm.
You can also follow all the action on our live blog here.
Highlights will be shown later that night on Match of the Day.
Team news for Chelsea vs Man City
Argentine striker Sergio Aguero remains out and with a hectic festive period ahead, aggravating an injury is probably not a risk worth taking.
Midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is not yet fit to return from damaged knee ligaments but Guardiola said he will be back “soon”.
Speaking on Chelsea’s mid-season hiccup, Guardiola said he does not care for it: “It is always difficult at Stamford Bridge. Most of the time I lose there. The stadium, the history of Chelsea in the last 20 years and because they are a really, really good team. They have excellent players on the bench.”
Odds for Chelsea vs Man City (Sky Bet)
Chelsea – 14/5
Draw – 13/5
Man City – 10/11
Riyad Mahrez to score from outside the penalty area – 16/1
Draw 0-0 – 14/1
BTTS, over 2.5 goals, 12+ match corners and 60+ match booking points – 12/1