January 6, 2022 | News | No Comments
class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having seen their home form desert them recently, Al Hain-Cole can't see the Blues upsetting Guardiola's men at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup
After sealing their places in the final four of the Champions League, Chelsea and Manchester City will return their focus to domestic silverware when they meet at Wembley in Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final.
The Blues progressed past Porto despite losing 1-0 at home on Tuesday, their second consecutive defeat in their own backyard.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Latest Odds
Although they recorded a memorable 5-1 victory over this opposition the last time they met in the FA Cup back in 2016, Chelsea are 15/4 (4.75) outsiders with bet365 to pull off another upset.
Pep Guardiola’s men progressed to the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since his arrival by seeing off Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in midweek and are priced at 3/4 (1.75) to follow that up with another victory here.
None of the guests’ last 30 matches in all competitions have resulted in draws, but you can get odds of 13/5 (3.60) on them taking this one into extra-time with a deadlocked 90 minutes.
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Chelsea vs Manchester City Team News
Mateo Kovacic will once again miss out due to the hamstring injury he picked up in training prior to the Porto clash.
City striker Sergio Aguero is facing a late fitness test as he struggles with a minor injury, while Zach Steffen will hope to start in goal after being picked for each of the three previous rounds.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Preview
Although Chelsea’s record in recent home encounters against this opposition is relatively than respectable – winning two and drawing one of the last four in all competitions – they do not come into this clash in top form.
Having remained unbeaten for his first 14 matches and kept a clean sheet in 23 of those, Thomas Tuchel has now seen his side lose two of their last four and concede seven times in those fixtures.
This does not bode well for a game against a Citizens side in high spirits after finally breaking their Champions League semi-final hoodoo with a 16th consecutive victory on the road in all competitions.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Tips and Predictions
In fact, those 3/4 (1.75) odds are well worth backing on Manchester City remaining on course for the quadruple by consigning Chelsea to a third defeat in five.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.