A free scoring and imperious looking Manchester City side host third placed Chelsea at the Etihad on Monday in what promises to be an absolute blockbuster of a clash. Manuel Pellegrini’s side have won nineteen and lost just one of their last twenty one League games at home, which includes winning the last eleven in a row. To add to this City have hit the back of the net an astonishing 35 times in their last nine games, which rakes up to an immaculate record of four goals per game.
The Citizens now face a Chelsea side who have been simply sublime in the new year before hitting a roadblock in their goalless draw against West Ham last game week. If I were to say from a neutral perspective, Manchester City look title winners for me but can Chelsea stop the City juggernaut or be pelted the ignominy of disdain. If City are to teach another team a football lesson at home, how would they shape up? So here we present Pellegrini’s strongest line up against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea.
Joe Hart will start in goal for the home outfit as the English International braces to face a side who had all of their 39 shots on goal blocked by West Ham in midweek at Stamford Bridge. However Chelsea have the attacking prowess to unlock any defence on their day and once again their attack will carry weight of finding the back of the net, which Hart needs to be wary of.