The two of the best teams in the English premier league will come face to face in an epic encounter on April 6, 2017. Chelsea will host Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. We could expect a thriller between this two side as both the side will have the same motive of taking all the crucial three points from the game. Ahead of the Premier League’s midweek action, here is all the information you need like team news, time, probable line-ups and stats.
Manchester City is 11 points behind the league leaders, Chelsea but they still have the chance to win the title. But for that to happen City will have to win all of its remaining matches and hope that other teams drop the points in their game. More than the league title they will focus on securing the Champion league spot for the next year.
There is the tough competition going on for the four places in the champions league this season. Manchester City is fighting against the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City need these three points if the teams want to play in the Champions league next year. Manchester City drew their last game against Arsenal 2-2, as both teams fought brilliantly to secure all three points in the race for Champions League qualification.
On the other hand, Chelsea is sitting at the top of the table and they have the seven points lead over the second place Tottenham. They will not want to drop any points in the remaining matches to give any chance to Tottenham to come back and take the top position in the league.
They are coming from the shocking loss to Crystal Palace in their last match. They dropped all the three points in a match in which they would have expected to win easily. They have the advantage over the other team and most likely they will win the league but nothing is sure until it’s happened. They will really have to play brilliantly to get past the team like City.
The reverse fixture between these two teams which took place in December 2016 the match ended in a 3-1 win over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium. But this does not mean that Chelsea will win this match. They really have to play well to get all the three points from the game.
Date: Wednesday, April 5
Time: 8 p.m. BST, 3 p.m. ET
TV Info: BT Sport 1 (UK), NBCSN (U.S.)
Which TV channel is Chelsea vs Manchester City on?
Chelsea vs Manchester City will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 4K UHD in the UK, NBCSN in the USA while Star Sports Select will live telecast the match in India on Wednesday, April 5.
Possible Chelsea XI: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso; Hazard, Costa, Pedro
Possible Manchester City XI: Caballero, Zabaleta, Stones, Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Sterling, De Bruyne, Silva, Sane, Aguero