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Manchester City eager to end big week on a high note

Manchester City go head-to-head with Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday aiming to end the week with a flourish.

City defeated Arsenal 3-1 last weekend, before moving to the top of the table with a 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side never looked in any serious danger of defeat at Goodison Park, with goals by Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus sealing a deserved victory.

Liverpool could knock them off top spot if they avoid defeat against Bournemouth on Saturday, but City will be eager to prove their title credentials when they face Chelsea the following day.

Bookmakers believe City will pick up three points at the Etihad Stadium, with the home side priced at 1/2 to win the game.

They have been virtually unstoppable at home this season, winning 12 out of 13 matches and racking up 43 goals along the way.

Chelsea’s away form has been patchy, with Mauricio Sarri’s side failing to win five of their 12 league games on the road. They were woeful in their last away fixture, crashing to a 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth.

Chelsea ran out 2-0 winners when the two sides met in the reverse fixture back in December and City will be keen to set the record straight on Sunday.

The defending champions dominated the first-half, but were made to pay for failing to take their chances as N’Golo Kante fired the home side ahead just before the break.

Chelsea stepped things up after half-time, securing the win with 12 minutes left when David Luiz’s glancing header bounced in off the far post.

While Sunday’s game will be City’s third in eight days, their squad should be deep enough to cope with the busy schedule.

Benjamin Mendy could be back in contention, while Vincent Kompany and Claudio Bravo remain on the sidelines.

Chelsea have no major injury worries to contend with, but it’s difficult to see them derailing City’s title challenge this weekend and a home win appears the most likely outcome.

Manchester City vs Chelsea Betting Tips

Sergio Aguero has scored 14 league goals this season. Bet on the forward with BetUK to open the scoring at 11/4.

City won 1-0 in the corresponding fixture last term. They are priced at 8/1 to repeat that scoreline on Sunday.

Chelsea may fancy their chances of frustrating City this weekend. Under 2.5 goals in the match can be backed at 13/10.

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