City to shrug off wobbles with win over Chelsea

Manchester City will be determined to return to winning ways when they take on an injury-ravaged Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night. Pep Guardiola's charges sit eight points below leaders Arsenal in the Premier League, but can cut the gap to five with a timely triumph. Read our preview here:

Poison Azp

Graham Potter will be without six first team regulars for the visit of the current champions amidst a backdrop of growing supporter discontent. Three of those would start in defence all things being equal, which puts more pressure on their replacements to perform. César Azpilicueta has not been up to his usual exceptional standards this term, and will need some assistance from the likes of Mateo Kovačić (back late from the World Cup) down his flank. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to struggle up top with just one goal in eight appearances, and Christian Pulisic has a similarly paltry tally.

Greal deal

Azpilicueta will come up against Jack Grealish, with the latter turning in a pantomime villain performance against Leeds United with two assists and plenty of boos before slumping alongside his teammates in the insipid 1-1 draw with lowly Everton at home. Ilkay Gündogan will roam from the left half-space behind him, whilst Erling Haaland's inescapable presence will push the hosts' backline ever deeper and cut off passing lanes in the process, providing the room for the playmakers to work their magic.

Betting tip

Casumo have odds of 4.50 for Man City to take control in the second half, with the first period ending in a stalemate.

More news and promotions

Claim a first rate bonus for football betting with Betway!

Football 1 November 2021

Betway are without a doubt our football betting site of choice and they're offering you the chance to claim a world class welcome bonus for all the biggest and best matches and ... Read more

Betway Cricket is offering a massive bonus of ₹8000

Betway India are offering all new players a chance to claim a fantastic cricket bonus ahead of IPL 2021! Read more

Bet9ja promotion will change your sports betting forever!

30 October 2021

Bet9ja is one of the best Nigerian betting sites out there today. We'll show you how you can kickstart your betting journey with a top of line Bet9ja bonus. Read more

Betway Ghana's brand new bonus is a must have for sports betting!

28 October 2021

Betway Ghana have rolled out a new bonus for their top of the line sportsbook. Here's how you can claim your bonus and get started today Read more

How to claim Kenya's best football bonus - don't miss out!

28 October 2021

The 22Bet Kenya Bonus is a must have if you're looking for a great sign up offer and top quality sports betting. Here's how you can get your hands on it... Read more