Chelsea is stable in defense!
Chelsea is the 3rd strongest team in the Premier League in its last 10 matches. With only 1 loss in them.
However, they are fighting for the Champions League from the championship. So in the Champions League itself. And here they are in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
They have depth of composition. And this allows manager Thomas Tuchel to make rotations.
Which was also seen in the loss to Porto. In which there were changes because of the thought of the current meeting.
In the last 10 games in the league, Chelsea are only 7th in goals scored.
And they really don't have a clear goal scorer. As only Mason Mount has 8 goals in all competitions this season.
However, the Blues have conceded only 8 goals in the same period in the Premier League. Which is the second best achievement.
In total, in 15 out of 18 matches of all tournaments, Chelsea did not participate in a match with more than 2 goals.
Manchester City is a strong alloy!
Manchester City have publicly declared their goal to win all 4 tournaments in which they participate.
It is quite possible that they will achieve it with the football they demonstrate.
In fact, their style of playing with constant possession of the ball is very unpleasant to watch. But at the same time, very effective.
Manchester City are a team that needs virtually no strikers. And he doesn't even really use them.
Their goal scorer is defensive midfielder - Ilkay Gundogan, with 16 goals in all competitions this season.
But more interestingly, the Citizens just let the enemy run around, but without the ball.
Prediction for Chelsea - Man City
In my opinion, the past meetings between these two teams do not need to be taken into account. At least Tuhel did not venture into them.
However, I was impressed by something else.
Both teams are at the top of the Premier League standings in points scored in the last 10 matches.
At the top are the expected points calculated by xG . That is, according to what is actually shown as a form of them.
But there are two important differences.
1. Manchester City performed OVER, and Chelsea UNDER the expectations for real goals scored.
2. The citizens allowed POD, and the Blues from London OVER the actually expected goals.
This means that although in equally good momentary form, there is room for improvement for Chelsea. Which is coming.
And for Manchester City, a decline in results is expected.
On this basis, I will choose Chelsea not to lose this match in regular time.
And since I think victory is a bit too much, I choose a draw after 90 minutes of play at Wembley.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Chelsea have lost just 2 of their last 19 games: 13-4-2.
- He has under 2.5 goals in 12 of Chelsea's last 14 games.
- Man City have won 28 of their last 30 games: 28-0-2.