The big clubs representing the Premier League, Chelsea and Manchester City, are facing a fateful two-game series.
The two teams, who faced each other in the 19th round of the PL at dawn on Friday the 6th (hereinafter Korean time), will change venues and face off in the round of 64 of the FA Cup at dawn on Monday the 9th. Manchester City has won all three games since Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League final in May 2021. Chelsea, who have been in a slump recently, need three points to reclaim seventh place, while Man City must close the eight-point gap with Arsenal. The PL round 19 Chelsea vs. Man City match, which will be held at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s home ground, will be broadcast live exclusively on SPOTV ON and SPOTV NOW at 5 a.m. on Friday the 6th.
The difference between Chelsea and Manchester City, which do not have many goals, is the score. In a situation where they played 16 games each, Man City, led by Elling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, scored 44 points, but Chelsea, who did not have a clear striker, only scored 20 points. Chelsea’s firepower needs to revive ahead of the season, centered on Raheem Sterling, who was recruited from Man City. In the match between the two teams facing each other in the PL and FA Cup, attention is focused on the results of whether Man City will continue its firepower advantage or whether Chelsea will signal a turnaround.
Chelsea, which is struggling due to injuries to key players and sluggish strikers, has fallen to 10th place in the PL. For a rebound, strikers such as Sterling and Kai Havertz, who have scored four league goals each, as well as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who have only scored one goal, desperately need to wake up. The defense team, which allowed 18 runs, is producing a relatively stable performance, but it needs to improve its defense as it has lost points due to the unfortunate concessions due to complacent play. Chelsea, which needs to wash away its sluggishness, needs to focus on changing the atmosphere in the two-game series against ‘strong’ Man City.
2nd place Man City, who is on a three-game winning streak against Chelsea, is chasing points with a gap of 8 points from leader Arsenal. Arsenal are on 44 points and Manchester City, who have played one game less, have 36 points. Although he slowed down with a draw in the home game against Everton, it is encouraging that Holland, who is recording 21 goals and 3 assists in 15 league games, is seeing goals in the last 3 consecutive games. It is noteworthy whether Man City, who has scored the most points in the league with 44 points, will show off explosive firepower again against Chelsea, whose strength is defense.
Attention is also drawn to the FA Cup round of 64 match between the two teams, which will take place three days after the important PL confrontation스포츠토토. Chelsea were runners-up in the FA Cup for the third time in a row, while Manchester City lost in the semi-finals for the third time in a row. Which club will laugh in the face-to-face confrontation between two teams that have not had a relationship with the FA Cup for the past three seasons? Chelsea lifted the last FA Cup trophy in 2018 and Manchester City in 2019. The Manchester City vs. Chelsea FA Cup Round of 64 match, which will be moved to Man City’s Eddy Hard Stadium, will be broadcast live exclusively on SPOTV ON and SPOTV NOW at 1:30 am on Monday the 9th.