Saturday, 14 March 2009

Chelsea vs Man City - Sunday 15Th Mar 13:30 pm

City go to Stamford Bridge tomorrow and face the task of trying to tame a Chelsea team that are coming back to form. All the same after a couple of good results City will be full of confidence and will be well up for the game.

This game is going to be a massive test for City and we will have to be on our best form if we are to take anything from the game. Chelsea are unbeaten since Guus Hiddink took over, if you mix that with their progression in the Champions League and return to form of key players namely Drogba, they are going to be brimming with confidence.

Regardless of how good Chelsea are though, I still think we can prove more than a worthy match for them. We too should have a lot of confidence in the camp, after good results against Villa and then Aalborg. It just depends which City side turns up, if the City side that has shown us how good they are go to Stamford Bridge, then Chelsea might get a bit of a surprise.

I hope City stay calm tomorrow and make Chelsea come out and play at them. I think if we do that and keep are shape we can deal with their attacking pressure, then we can hopefully do what we do best and counter attack them. Chelsea have a good defence but when City are attacking in full flow we can be unstoppable.

City team news:
Craig Bellamy misses out with a knee injury. Our midfield duo also look certain to miss out, De Jong is suffering with a knee injury and Kompany doesn't look to have been able to shake off his toe injury. Valeri Bojinov comes back into contention after being ineligible for the Uefa Cup game in midweek.

Chelsea team news:
Michael Essien may be rested after only just returning from injury, it also looks like it will be to soon to give Ricardo Carvalho a starting birth after he too has only just returned form injury. Salomon Kalou is pushing for a return to the starting eleven.

Possible Man City line up:
Given, Richards, Dunne, Onuoha, Bridge, Zabaleta, Elano, Ireland, Wright-Phillips, Robinho, Caicedo.

Possible Chelsea line up:
Cech, Bosingwa, Terry, Alex, Cole, Mikel, Lampard, Ballack, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka.

My prediction: Chelsea 1 - 2 City

Worth a bet: Wright-Phillips first goal in a 2 - 1 City win

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