MG– (Man City 1-0 Chelsea) Manchester City have the opportunity to win their third successive Premier League title this weekend and put themselves on course for a magical treble. The Blues may not even have to kick a ball to win the league, either, with Arsenal playing against Nottingham Forest on Saturday evening. If the Gunners lose the match at the City Ground then Pep Guardiola’s men will be confirmed as champions by the time they walk out onto the Etihad pitch on Sunday afternoon.
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However, if Arsenal do beat Nottingham Forest then it will be up to City to seal their own fate. A win against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will be enough to crown them as champions with the trophy lift also expected to take place on Sunday with City’s last two games being played away from home.
While there is plenty of incentive for the home side, Chelsea’s only real motivation going into this one will be to spoil the party. The London club have had a miserable campaign and the majority of players will be counting down the days until the summer, but they will need to turn up to the Etihad with a good attitude if they want to avoid a thrashing at the hands of this relentless Manchester City team.
Another possible incentive for the Chelsea players on Sunday will be to impress incoming manager, Mauricio Pochettino. The confirmation of his appointment for next season should be coming any day now and he will no doubt be keeping a close on the squad as he begins to map out how his team will look ahead of a crucial season for Chelsea.
The match is set to kick off at 16:00 UK time and viewers will be able to watch the game on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. If you fancy a bet on the game, then City are heavy favourites at 1/4 while Chelsea are major underdogs at 11/1.
Let’s take a quick look at the league table,
Manchester City: Erling Haaland
There are bucketloads of talent in this Manchester City squad but the jewel in the crown is undoubtedly Erling Haaland. Big things were expected of the Norweigan centre forward when he made the move from Borussia Dortmund last summer and to say he has met those expectations would be an understatement.
Man City: Ederson, Stones, Dias, Laporte, Akanji, Rodri, Gundogan, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden, Haaland
Chelsea: Kepa, Chalobah, Silva, Badiashile, Hall, Loftus-Cheek, Fernandez, Gallagher, Madueke, Felix, Sterling
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