Chelsea vs Man CityEnglish Premier League, KO: 20:15 Jun 25, 2020, Stamford Bridge
THE standout fixture from the Premier League this midweek comes from Stamford Bridge where Chelsea meet Man City.
Frank Lampard's young side made a winning start to their final stretch of fixtures when coming from behind to win 2-1 away at Aston Villa last Sunday.
Consequently, the Blues tightened their grip on the final Champions League berth by moving five points clear of the chasing pack.
However, standing in Chelsea's way on Thursday night is a Man City side who have looked red-hot since the resumption.
The Citizens made light work of Arsenal last midweek before dishing out a 5-0 mauling to Burnley on Monday night.
Indeed, City have all but surrendered their Premier League crown, however, the Sky Blues look determined to take all of the remaining trophies that are available to them.
Man City are at a best 5/6 with Betway to bag all three points at Stamford Bridge.
I cashed in on Chelsea's defensive fragility last Sunday when combining both teams to score with over 2.5 match goals and I suspect goals could be on the menu at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night.
Indeed, a repeat of the above-mentioned combination catches the at Even-Money with Bet 365, however, I'm going to take an alternative approach by backing Man City to score and two or more Chelsea cards at 20/21 (Bet 365).
Pep Guardiola's star-studded side, despite their struggles this season, do remain the division's top scorers with a whopping 76 strikes from 30 matches – an average of 2.5 goals per game – and Lampard's leaky defence may have to revert to the dark arts when trying to shackle the free-flowing Citizens.
What's more, referee Stuart Attwell is flashing 4.5 cards per game on average this term and with that in mind I'm happy to add at least two Blues bookings to the aforementioned bet builder.
It's also worth noting that six of the last eight Premier League matches at this venue have seen the visitors get on the scoresheet – a sample that includes relegation fodder such as Aston Villa, Bournemouth and West Ham.
That line of thought has lured me towards the 8/11 on offer with Bet 365 for Man City to make the net bulge at least twice on Thursday night – a bet that would have sailed home in City's last two league games.
The Blue Moon are beginning to look like their old selves and while Chelsea carry an attacking threat of their own, their backline is anything but watertight.
Furthermore, Chelsea have come up short against the likes of Liverpool, Leicester, Manchester United this season, as well as Thursday nights opponents Man City in the reverse fixture.
Therefore, two or more City goals at odds of 8/11 (Bet 365) takes appeal, however, I'm going to add over three Man City corners to boost the price up to a much-more enticing 5/6 (Bet 365).
This English Premier League match between Chelsea and Man City will be played on Jun 25, 2020 and kick off at 20:15. Check below for our tipsters best Chelsea vs Man City prediction.