Paul Merson states his prediction for Chelsea FC v Man City

The Arsenal legend is tipping Manchester City to ease to a 2-1 win against Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Chelsea FC manager Maurizio Sarri Photo: The Sport Review

Paul Merson is backing Manchester City to extend their unbeaten run with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea FC at Stamford Bridge on Saturday night.

The Citizens haven’t put a foot wrong in the Premier League since a 1-1 draw with promoted side Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux Stadium in August.

Manchester City battled to a credible 0-0 draw with Liverpool FC at Anfield to end their losing run to their title rivals.

Pep Guardiola’s side were 4-0 winners at West Ham United last month before a 2-1 victory over Watford at Vicarage Road on Tuesday night.

Chelsea FC were initially talked up as potential title contenders this season but the Blues have lost to Tottenham Hotspur and Wolves in two of their last three outings.

Manchester City will face a Blues side lacking confidence having squandered a 1-0 lead to suffer a 2-1 defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Former Arsenal playmaker Merson is backing Manchester City to win their third successive Premier League fixture in the English capital on Saturday night.

“Liverpool will be hoping Chelsea do them a favour against Manchester City but in truth, Maurizio Sarri’s side must do themselves a favour in regard to getting into the top four,” Merson told Sky Sports.

“They are 10 points behind Man City now so even if Chelsea win, seven points is a big gap at this stage of the season. When are City going to lose another three football matches? And that’s without Chelsea losing another game.

“If you are going on form, you can’t see anything but a Man City win. If City get this game out of the way and don’t lose, I don’t see how they don’t go through the whole league season without losing. There’s this game and then Manchester United away but they play Liverpool, Tottenham and Arsenal at home so if they come through this game unscathed I really don’t see where they lose.”

Manchester City were 1-0 winners at Chelsea FC last season after former Blues midfielder Kevin De Bruyne netted the winner at Stamford Bridge.

Guardiola’s side have won their last three games against Chelsea FC, although the Blues have a far superior head-to-head record.

Worryingly for Chelsea FC, their talisman Eden Hazard has failed to score in his last 11 appearances for club and country.

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