Niall Quinn predicts the winner of Man City v Chelsea
Niall Quinn looks ahead to Chelsea's clash with Manchester City on Saturday lunchtime
Niall Quinn is tipping Manchester City to have the edge over Chelsea in Saturday’s Premier League showdown at The Etihad.
The west London side head into the game in fine form after having secured their seventh straight win in a row on Saturday by beating Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Antonio Conte’s side have earned plenty of praise for their impressive displays in recent weeks, with the Blues currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table.
However, Chelsea are set for a stern test of their Premier League title credentials when they take on Pep Guardiola’s men on Saturday lunchtime.
Former Arsenal man Quinn believes that the stage is set for a fascinating affair at The Etihad, but believes that City will have the slight edge on their Premier League rivals.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Quinn said: “Conte, and how his team have rallied and become the force they have over the last six to eight weeks, has been terrific, full of confidence and belief in themselves, ambition, vigour, fight, which you can see.
“Man City are pretty, but they have also dug results out lately [at Crystal Palace and Burnley], which really counts when you start adding all the points up at the end of the year.
“So it is a really fascinating clash between two teams who are in pole position and it is a six pointer if ever there was one. Predicting it is difficult, but I think City being the home side have a little bit of an edge.
“It is so hard to say anything negative about Chelsea the way they have performed over the last few weeks.
“It is a blockbuster, but rather than just casually predict the winner of it, I am just going to try and enjoy the various match-ups around the pitch, the different styles and Sergio Aguero might just be the difference.”
Chelsea are aiming to at least break back into the top four this season after their disastrous 10th-placed finish in the top flight last term.