Chelsea will face Manchester City in the sixth week of the Premier League 2021/2022 which will be held at Stamford Bridge, Saturday (25/9/2021) night WIB. This match will be a strategic battle between two great coaches, Thomas Tuchel against Pep Guardiola.
Chelsea host Manchester City with high confidence. The club from West London is at the top of the standings with 13 points.
Chelsea collect the amount with four wins and one draw. The club nicknamed The Blues , of course, intends to extend the positive record in the Premier League 2021/2022.
Manchester City is currently in fifth place in the standings with 10 points. The Citizens collected it with three wins, one draw and one loss.
This match is the 170th meeting in history. Chelsea have collected 71 wins, Manchester City won 59 wins and 39 matches ended in a draw.
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The match will be more interesting because Chelsea and Manchester City are both managed by great coaches. So, who will be more seeded in the match later?
Head to Head Pelatih
The match between Chelsea and Manchester City in the sixth week of the Premier League 2021/2022 will be the 10th meeting in history for Thomas Tuchel against Pep Guardiola. Statistics noted, the meeting of the two is quite balanced.
Thomas Tuchel has won four games against Pep Guardiola’s side. Likewise with Guardiola who won four meetings against Tuchel’s team, while the remaining one match ended in a draw.
However, Tuchel deserves confidence in leading Chelsea in the match later. Since coaching Chelsea in 2021, Thomas Tuchel has won against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in all competitions with three wins.
High Self Confidence
Manchester City is the fourth club Chelsea will face at the start of the 2021/2022 Premier League. Chelsea have so far faced Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.
The result is quite satisfactory, namely Chelsea won two matches and only drew once against Liverpool. This clearly adds to the confidence of the Blues players.
Chelsea is the third elite club that Manchester City has faced after Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. City are also confident because they have won two matches against the elite club.
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Premier League: Manchester City Lacks Striker Options, Wrong Transfer Strategy?
Manchester City have had difficulty breaking into the opponent’s goal this season. Many consider Man City’s attack dull because of the lack of striker choices.
City is one of the European clubs who are extravagant in the summer transfer market this year. Manchester City management spent up to 127.5 million euros to bring in two players.
The two players are Jack Grealish who was bought from Aston Villa for 117.5 million euros and Kayky from Fluminense for 10 million euros.
Manchester City were also linked with a number of top European strikers earlier this season, from Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Cristiano Ronaldo, to Lionel Messi.
But until the transfer window closed, none of these names landed at the Etihad Stadium. In fact, Manchester City need a new striker after not extending Sergio Aguero’s contract.
Only Have One Striker
This situation makes Manchester City only have one pure striker this season, namely Gabriel Jesus. Only relying on Gabriel, The Citizens started the 2021/2022 season less convincingly.
In the first two matches, Manchester City lost, namely against Leicester City (1-0) in the Community Shield and against Tottenham Hotspur (1-0) in the Premier Laegue.
But in the next four matches, Manchester City managed to wipe out the victory. City won over Norwich City (5-0), Arsenal (5-), Leicester City (0-1), and RB Leipzig (6-3).
The Citizens also scored 17 goals and conceded only three goals from those four matches. Of the 17 goals, only two were scored by Gabriel Jesus.
When they met Southampton in the fifth week of the Premier League, last September 18, Manchester City again had trouble breaking into the opponent’s goal.
In the match which took place at the Etihad Stadium, Man City fired one shot on target from 16 occasions. As a result, City had to settle for a 0-0 draw against The Saints.
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Pep Guardiola’s Reason
Only relying on one pure striker, Manchester City is considered to need additional energy in the attack line. Moreover, City appeared without attackers several times and often played false nine tactics.
However, Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, dismissed this assumption. According to Guardiola, City are struggling to score goals and win because of a poor build-up from the back
“Against Southampton we struggled a bit for that. They know exactly. Sometimes opponents play well and if you analyze why we didn’t create chances against Southampton, for that reason (City didn’t win),” he continued.