STAR PREVIEW Man City v Chelsea

first_img[dropcap]D[/dropcap]ecent profit from the QPR v Cardiff City game last night which ended, as predicted, a draw.It’s completely ludicrous to talk of a game as being a ‘title decider’ when it’s the second week of the season but you just wonder if Man City win comfortably how that will impact the rest of the season ?Chelsea would then be a draw and a loss from two games which surely must be a massive deflator for the defending champions ?That’s not lost on Jose Mourinho who said: “We are speaking about 38 matches. It is an eternity, a marathon that started last week. I cannot say [this match] is not crucial, I cannot say it’s not very, very, very important. They are title contenders so three points are important, but I cannot say that a win will mean anything significant.”Certainly on the very limited evidence we have seen so far it all points to the home side in the 4pm kick off.Man City looked very polished in their 3-0 win over West Brom whereas Chelsea could only draw with Swansea. Even before the opening games of the season Chelsea were not impressing in their usual way and of course lost the Community Shield against arch rivals Arsenal.For Man City, Yaya Toure is fit despite being substituted at West Brom because of a slight groin problem. Gael Clichy may return following an ankle injury, but Fabian Delph and Fernando are both ruled out.Chelsea’s goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is serving a one-match ban and will be replaced by Asmir Begovic. Midfielder Oscar is doubtful after suffering a minor injury.Man City v ChelseaPremier League4pm SKYHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Jan 2015 Premier Chelsea 1-1 Man CitySep 2014 Premier Man City 1-1 ChelseaFeb 2014 FA Cup Man City 2-0 ChelseaFeb 2014 Premier Man City 0-1 ChelseaOct 2013 Premier Chelsea 2-1 Man CityApr 2013 FA Cup Chelsea 1-2 Man CityFeb 2013 Premier Man City 2-0 ChelseaNov 2012 Premier Chelsea 0-0 Man CityAug 2012 Community Shield Chelsea 2-3 Man CityMar 2012 Premier Man City 2-1 ChelseaI like Man City at 11/10 with Star Sports for a decent bet.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK MAN CITY for 16 points at around 11/10 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 109.20 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321last_img read more