The English Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week break with a number of exciting clashes on the menu.
Chelsea will travel to Etihad to take on Man City in a top-of-the-table clash that could have an impact on the title race.
Ahead of the match, here are some key stats and numbers.
- Chelsea and Man City will be meeting for the 50th time in the Premier League
- Chelsea have won 27 of the 49 clashes, with City winning 15
- The Blues have scored 20 more goals (71) than City in the competition
- Chelsea are going for back-to-back wins against City for the first time since 2008 when they won four in a row
- City are looking for a Premier League double against Chelsea for the fourth time, and first since 2017/18
- Man City have lost more PL games than any other side, 27
- Chelsea have lost once in their last 24 games in all competitions, but have drawn four of the last five
- The one defeat in their last 15 Premier League games since Man City won at the Bridge in September was at West Ham in December
- The Blues have dropped 11 points from winning positions in the Premier League this season
- Chelsea have drawn their last two league games, to Brighton and Liverpool. They’ve never gone three league games without a win so far under Thomas Tuchel
Man City stats
- Manchester City have won 17 games in the Premier League this season, five more than any other team
- They have also scored the most top-flight goals (53) and conceded the fewest goals (13)
- Man City have taken the lead in 17 PL games this season, going on to win all of them
- Pep's side have won their last 11 PL games with a goal aggregate of 33-7
- Kevin De Bruyne has been involved in four goals in his last four Premier League games against Chelsea (three goals, one assist)
- Raheem Sterling needs one goal to reach 50 Premier League goals at the Etihad Stadium, and become only the second player with Sergio Aguero to score a half century at the venue in the competition
- Sterling has scored three goals in his last three starts against Chelsea in the Premier League at the Etihad
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