H2H, Lineups and Betting Tips
Manchester City vs Chelsea: Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad this week to kick off their Carabao Cup campaign against Graham Potter’s side.
About the match
Manchester City vs Chelsea
The EFL (Carabao) Cup
Date: Wednesday, November 09, 2022
Kick-off at 21:00 UK/ 22:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (London, England)
On Wednesday, Manchester City will host last season’s finalists Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in the third round of the EFL Cup (November 9).
Last season, the hosts were eliminated in the fourth round by West Ham United, preventing them from reaching their fifth consecutive semifinal. Chelsea, meanwhile, reached the final last season but lost on penalties to Liverpool.
Liverpool won the penalty shootout 11-10 after a goalless 120 minutes. Substitute goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga missed the sole chance in the shootout.
City and Chelsea are in opposing forms heading into the encounter. City is unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions, winning four of them. That included a 2-1 win over Fulham in the Premier League last weekend, with Erling Haaland scoring the game-winning penalty.
Chelsea, however, has lost two of their previous three games in all competitions, including a 1-0 home setback to Arsenal on Sunday.
Here is all the information you require about the game.
Manchester City vs Chelsea- Head to Head and Key Numbers
- The two teams has faced off 171 times in competition. Chelsea has a 71-61 win-loss record, with 39 games ending in draws. This will be their fourth meeting in the EFL Cup, with City prevailing 2-1.
- City has won 11 of their last 19 meetings, while Chelsea has won eight. Last season, the Cityzens won both league games against the Blues 1-0.
- This season, City has a perfect home record in all competitions, scoring 25 goals and conceding only seven.
Man City right-back Cancelo will serve his one-match suspension in the EFL Cup (red cards carry across to all domestic tournaments), therefore Guardiola will welcome him back with open arms for the forthcoming Premier League encounter against Brentford.
Guardiola is in a difficult situation at right-back without Kyle Walker, but 17-year-old Rico Lewis is on hand to try to build on his Champions League goal against Sevilla. Lewis might be one of several changes for the hosts, who are also without Kalvin Phillips due to a shoulder injury.
Sergio Gomez, Cole Palmer, Riyad Mahrez, and Stefan Ortega can also expect to start, and while Haaland has returned to fitness, it would not be surprising to see Julian Alvarez retain his starting berth as his rival is given more time to fully recover. Carlos Borges, will be looking for a call-up after scoring four goals for the Under-21s against Manchester United last weekend.
Chelsea, who are still missing Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Kepa Arrizabalaga, and N’Golo Kante, are also anticipated to rotate, while Carney Chukwuemeka is not expected to return from a hamstring injury.
Denis Zakaria and Conor Gallagher can freshen up the midfield in any event, while Kalidou Koulibaly, Armando Broja, and possibly even the out-of-favour Hakim Ziyech could return if Potter decides not to risk Kovacic from the start.
Manchester City possible starting lineup;
Ortega, Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Palmer, Rodri, Foden, Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish
Chelsea possible starting lineup;
Mendy, Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Gallagher, Zakaria, Kovacic, Ziyech, Broja, Pulisic
Final line ups can be seen live at EFL Cup official site before the match starts.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
Although City may have lost their grip on this competition last year, they should be thrilled on Wednesday when the final whistle blows, even though neither manager should start their strongest lineups for this vital EFL Cup match.
We anticipate the hosts to secure their place in the fourth round because Guardiola‘s team has only ever known how to win at the Etihad, whereas Chelsea has yet to figure out how to win against their domestic rivals.
We say: Manchester City 3-1 Chelsea
- Tip 1: Manchester City to Win
- Tip 2: Goals: Over 2
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