Manchester City will be the first visitors to the Bridge since the restart of the 2019/20 Premier League season, but that will be just the latest chapter in the stadium’s long and storied history. Here are 10 facts about Stamford Bridge which might surprise you. How many did you know?
Chelsea vs Manchester City Form
Manchester City face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Thursday evening. Both teams need the win for different reasons. Chelsea are looking strong after the restart but taking on Manchester City is a whole another domino of its own. Pep Guardiola’s men are looking to finish the season strong. That means, not adding to their 7 Premier League loses since the title is already out of their hands. Frank Lampard put up a good fight in the previous tie back in November which does give the Blues some hope going into this game.
The Blues won their first game back 2-1 against relegation fighters, Aston Villa. The team looked sharp on the ball but not convincing in the final third.
Chelsea Form: LDWWW
Manchester City Form
City seemed to have not missed a beat even after a three-month break. They picked up from their defeat against Manchester United to thrash Arsenal.
Manchester City Form: WWWLW
Chelsea vs Manchester City Head To Head (H2H)
Tonight’s match is the 165th meeting between Manchester City and Chelsea. The Blues have won 67 games while City are following closely behind with 58. The other 39 games ended as draws.
See all Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H records at Chelsea vs Manchester City Head To Head.
Chelsea’s players have enjoyed the break in terms of injuries. Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic returned to action against Aston Villa but Callum Hudson-Odoi has picked up another injury. The latter’s fitness has been an issue through the lockdown and his presence is a real doubt for Thursday. Fikayo Tomori is also out with a muscle pull and is not expected to be back before the end of this month.
Tammy Abraham might be called back into the first XI over Olivier Giroud. Jorginho has served out his suspension and is available to be picked again.
Let’s take a look at the lineup.
From the lineup above, we had the goalkeeper to be Kepa the Chelsea number one goalie.