Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Blues Will Rebound Strong from Listless Draw

Richard LangfordCorrespondent INovember 25, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 25:  A dejected Fernando Torres of Chelsea looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on November 25, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Manchester City's offense forget to show up on Sunday, but don't expect this to be a developing trend.

City won't be disappointed with their 0-0 draw against Chelsea in Stamford Bridge, but they should be with their effort.

All eyes were on this match as these two high-powered, high-priced clubs battled, and they sleepwalked through the match. There were just six shots on goal for this entire match.

Fans were expecting fireworks and they got nothing but duds. Sport Jokes astutely nailed this match with this tweet:

Chelsea vs Man City: It seems like money can buy you pretty much anything but it can't buy you a goal. #ElCashico

— Sport Jokes (@FootballFunnys) November 25, 2012

While this was a disappointing performance under the bright lights, it is still just one match, and City still leaves with a draw. 

In other words, there is no cause for concern with City's squad or their offense. This is the same offense that has tallied 10 goals in its last four contests, and the same offense that is second in the EPL with 25 goals. 

One bad showing is not going to derail this talented group, especially considering their next match is an EPL showdown with Wigan, and Wigan is struggling on defense. 

They have allowed 23 goals in their EPL matches this year, and that defense is not getting any tighter. They've allowed seven goals in just their last three matches. 

City will feast on Wigan, and then they will return home to the comfy confines of Etihad Stadium to take on an Everton squad they have a distinct talent advantage over. 

They will then skip over to a Champions League game on December 4, and City will have nothing on the line in that match, which means they can rest their stars. That works out great, considering their following match comes on December 9 against EPL front-runners, Manchester United

So don't worry, City fans, the Blues will be filling up the highlight reels soon, and they will be in a great position for their showdown with United.