Under the leadership of Pep Guardiola in the 2021-22 season, Manchester City has a very strong image, rich in vitality and difficult to beat. Therefore, the trip to Etihad this time is forecasted to be more or less good for Chelsea, especially when coach Thomas Tuchel’s army also lost to the home team in the first leg.
Manchester City’s recent form is really impressive. The recent 2-1 victory in the English Premier League against Arsenal is the 6th victory out of the last 7 matches of the Etihad Stadium team. Even a difficult team like Liverpool could not get all 3 points against the Gunners right at the Emirates. At this time, coach Pep Guardiola’s teachers and students also climbed to the top of the rankings with No.
Not to mention today, Manchester City is also playing at home. Statistics show that The Citizens have won all of the last 6 home matches, scoring 21 goals and conceding 5 times. The sharpness of the attack of the blue half of Manchester has a great impression of striker Raheem Sterling with 7 goals in the Premier League this season. In the last time to welcome The Blues, the number 7 of the Etihad Stadium team was also very charming in front of Chelsea’s net with 1 goal.
For their part, Chelsea is currently ranked 2nd on the table, behind defending champion Manchester City. Despite owning a 6-match unbeaten streak, 2 of those victories of coach Thomas Tuchel’s teachers and students came quite hard. In the previous round, they had to rely on the brilliance of Mateo Kovacic and Christian Pulisic to draw Liverpool. In the middle of last week, The Blues won 5-0 in the FA Cup, but their opponent is only a team playing in the 4th Division like Chesterfield.
Chelsea’s away record is also not very good with only 1 win in the last 3 trips away from home. In the past, Manchester City clashes in the Premier League were often fraught with peril for the Blues. Specifically, they have lost 2 of the last 3 encounters. Therefore, investors are turning away from the investment channel of the Stamford Bridge team. That is shown by the fact that coach Thomas Tuchel’s army is only ranked below in this match.