Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis put together to lock horns in what guarantees to be an thrilling Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The 2 sides are degree on factors, however Manchester Metropolis have two video games in hand, having racked up a modest tally of 26 factors from 14 video games.
Frank Lampard and Chelsea have come underneath immense scrutiny in latest weeks for his or her inconsistency, with the Blues dropping three league video games in December towards Everton, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Arsenal. Chelsea had been additionally held away from dwelling by a high-flying Aston Villa facet final week, as Anwar El Ghazi’s second-half strike gave Dean Smith’s facet a much-needed level.
Manchester Metropolis, then again, have blown cold and warm this season. The Cityzens’ earlier league encounter towards Everton was postponed after a handful of Manchester Metropolis gamers examined constructive for COVID-19.
Talking forward of the sport, Lampard claimed that a couple of Chelsea workers had additionally examined constructive for coronavirus in latest days, and talked up the Premier League’s security protocols. He stated:
“I’m conscious of the (Manchester Metropolis) scenario. In the meanwhile, the sport is on. Man Metropolis have had issues at their coaching floor, we have had a pair ourselves however not the taking part in workers.”
“I perceive it (taking part in on) however security must be paramount. The truth that I stated we’ve got a few workers [who tested] constructive… they’ve infants, mother and father, mates, sisters, brothers and grandparents.”
Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis will search for assertion victory in Premier League title race
Whereas Chelsea and Manchester Metropolis are seven factors behind league leaders Liverpool, neither of those two sides may be dominated out of the Premier League title race as issues stand. The Cityzens, nevertheless, have two video games in hand and usually tend to compete with Liverpool and Manchester United on the prime of the desk.
Chelsea have been in poor type in latest weeks, and their document towards the Premier League prime six makes for dismal studying. Regardless of taking part in away from dwelling, we predict Manchester Metropolis to document a win at Stamford Bridge.
Prediction: Chelsea 1-2 Manchester Metropolis
Printed 03 Jan 2021, 18:32 IST