Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Date, Time, Live Stream, TV Info and Preview
Chelsea and Manchester City will likely battle for table position throughout the English Premier League season, but Sunday's matchup could give one side a big boost in the standings.
City enter the day one point behind Sunday's opponent, although they lead the league in goal differential and should continue gaining wins throughout the season. However, a victory in this match could give Chelsea some separation from one of the top contenders for the league title.
Each side has elite talent virtually everywhere on the pitch, which should make this a competitive battle throughout the 90 minutes and beyond.
Who will win?
When: Sunday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. ET, 5 p.m. BST
Where: Stamford Bridge, London, England
Watch: NBC Sports Network
Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra
Odds (via Bloomberg Sports): Chelsea (42.2 percent), Manchester City (33.7 percent), Draw (24.1 percent)
Top Storyline: Are Manchester City's Road Woes Behind Them?
Over the first few weeks of the season, City struggled tremendously when away from Etihad Stadium. The squad only earned a single point in road matches against Cardiff City, Stoke City and Aston Villa.
Considering the opponents and the fact that they twice allowed three goals, it was certainly concerning.
In reality, it simply seemed like a lack of focus for the entire match. Fortunately, things have been better lately with back-to-back wins at West Ham United and CSKA Moscow.
Additionally, centre-back Vincent Kompany might be returning to action after missing time with a thigh injury, according to ESPN.
This not only provides skill on defense, but the leadership necessary to win on the road.
Prediction: Chelsea 2, Manchester City 2
While these two clubs each are each proud of their defense, it is the offense that will shine in this match.
Chelsea have scored at least three goals in all four matches in October. Oscar is becoming more of a scoring threat lately alongside Eden Hazard, even though both were known as distributors last season.
Meanwhile, Manchester City will be just as tough to stop with arguably the deepest attack in England. They lead the league with 20 goals scored thanks to the efforts of Sergio Aguero, Yaya Toure, Edin Dzeko and others.
There is simply too much talent on the attack for either side to defend, although this will lead to a disappointing draw for supporters of both clubs.
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