Chelsea v Manchester City Betting Tips
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 04, 2017,
Apr 04, 2017, 15:21
City are now in fourth place, 11 points behind Chelsea - with 11 games to go this season - and know a win will put the pressure on their rivals in the title run-in.
However, they did pick themselves up and the duo of Benteke and Zaha created the goals for each other all under 11 minutes as the Eagles closed up at the back to secure a sweet win.
When you lose this type of game, in your mind you try to apply a lot of questions.
"I know that Manchester City started the season to win the title and they are a really strong squad, but it is right to think about ourselves and to face it game by game".
Diego Costa believes the match against Manchester City is a six-point affair and a win for Chelsea will rule City out of the title race.
"It is another game, I do not know if it is the ideal team for us", he said.
Chelsea failed to avoid defeat against Palace despite boasting a close to full-strength team and having nearly 80 minutes in which to turn the game around.
It was an unlikely victory, for no team has been able to stop the juggernaut that Chelsea have become this season under manager Antonio Conte.
The alternative scenario, that fourth-placed City could win and help Tottenham Hotspur close the gap at the top to four points, does not bear thinking about for the Spain global.
Pep Guardiola's side are unbeaten in their last eight Premier League matches, winning four times during that stretch, but they've drawn their last three in a row.
City won 3-0 on their last visit to the Bridge a year ago, with Sergio Aguero plundering a hat-trick in a game that saw Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois sent off for upending Fernandinho. "But we have to find a solution to win the game".
Chelsea will be boosted with the return of Nigerian wing-back Victor Moses, who missed the defeat to Palace with a calf injury.
At the bottom, Sunderland have a tough trip to resurgent champions Leicester City on Tuesday while last but one Middlesbrough have a basement battle against Hull City, who are one place above but four points clear, on Wednesday.