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Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge this weekend in a game that, nine months or so ago, was being earmarked as a potential title-decider. However, of course, this game now has no importance to Guus Hiddink’s side, whilst Manuel Pellegrini is hoping for three points to just about keep the Citizens in the top four.
Given the struggles of both teams and the lack of anything significant to play for, it makes sense to have a little flutter on the Saturday evening kick-off to help spice things up!
But where to put the ??
Ignoring the most recent clash between the two sides – Man City were waving the white flag before kick-off with their line-up in the FA Cup – only one of last five meetings in all competitions between the two side has produced three or more goals in a game.
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Guus Hiddink’s team have dropped 14 points this season from winning positions, whereas in comparison, the Citizens have dropped three points from games they’ve taken leads in. Therefore, backing the Blues to open up the scoring first, only for City to grab the draw or the win looks like a safe bet!
15 goals and nine assists in 35 appearances isn’t too shabby for someone Jose Mourinho deemed not good enough for Chelsea.
The Belgium international is a banker to score against his former employers because football loves a script.