Two of the Premier League’s biggest hitters head to the Etihad for a scintillating showdown on Sky Sports this weekend
Before the teams line up for the first time this month (with a Carabao Cup Final featuring both sides arriving just 14 days later), check out some of the eye-watering stats and figures behind the fixture many now call “El Cashico”.
Despite often being at their imperious best this season, a brief stumble in December has threatened to derail City’s title defence. Meanwhile, Sarri has been left to question the attitude of his team following a string of dour draws and frustrating defeats.
As such, a win for either side will have fascinating consequences for the overall standings, with three points enabling City to further pile the pressure on Liverpool, or gifting Chelsea a lifeline in their own title ambitions.
And with N’Golo Kanté’s screamer into the top of the net and David Luiz’s salmon-like header gifting Chelsea the win despite a dominant performance from City, both coaches have good cause to feel a sense of hope going into this weekend’s game.
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