Chelsea vs Manchester City 2018
A defeat to Wolves in midweek (2-1) has made this a match that Chelsea simply must win – despite the task at hand. Maurizio Sarri’s men do at least boast an unbeaten home record under his management, winning by a margin of two or more goals in each of their last four Premier League (PL) home wins.
When facing teams that finished in last season’s top four, Chelsea usually contrive to produce a low-scoring first half. Going back to the start of 2017/18, the first half of all 11 games in that category have all produced under 2.5 goals, with a clear majority (eight) seeing under 1.5 goals.