By Abiodun Alade
English Premier League’s second place and free scoring side, Manchester City will host third place Chelsea FC at the Ethiad stadium later today with many pundits expecting the Manchester side to emerge victorious at the end of the encounter.
The match is dubbed the clash of the Premier League’s most potent attack versus EPL’s tightest defense. Manuel Pellegrini side has scored a whopping 72 goals in 18 matches at the Ethiad, averaging four goals a match at home.
Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal and Liverpool all went down at Ethiad conceding a combined 18 goals- Tottenham and Arsenal conceded 6 each, Manchester United let in 4 while Liverpool could not stop 2 goals finding the back of their net. Will the same fate be visited on Chelsea FC tonight?
The match start by 9.00PM and you can drop your comment, starting IX and predictions now.
Hear the coaches first;
Manuel Pelegrini, Manchester City
“We are not invincible, no team is invincible. We are in a very good moment but the difference between a win and a loss is so slight, in every match it is possible you can lose. In December we won nine games and drew one – same in January – but in December we scored 26 and conceded 12, whereas in January we scored 32 and conceded just nine. All the statistics say we are getting better.”
Jose Mourinho, Chelsea FC
“The intention with which we are going there is to play our game, play a good game and remember they also have to stop us. We will think more about us than about them. I want to attack them, I can tell you that. But maybe after 10 or 20 minutes you realise Jose isn’t attacking. If I don’t, it’s because I can’t. I don’t know if other teams refuse to attack or if they can’t do it”.