Manchester City will take on the mighty Chelsea team this Wednesday. City is chasing a four-point advantage United now have. Chelsea might not have looked good until now but they are picking up good momentum lately. Recently, they overcame a 3-1 deficit to Napoli and looked poised to make the semifinals of the Champions League.
City will have to face a Chelsea for whom Fernando Torres has scored. He has now scored after 25 hours of football time on the pitch. The interim head coach, Di Matteo has brought some calm to the dressing room after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked following poor results, tensions with certain players and strange starting line-ups. Di Matteo restored senior players such as Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard. He also introduced a successful 4-2-3-1 system. The team has won all four games under him.
Carlos Tevez, Manchester City’s controversial Argentinean, could be in line to make his first Premier League appearance in six months. Tevez, who left the club without consent following a quarrel with manager Roberto Mancini over his unwillingness to come on as a substitute during City’s Champions League tie not in favor of Bayern Munich, could be set on 22 March to welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium.
So far, City have had a wonderful season, although their recent elimination from both the Europa League and the Champions League. Rivals Manchester United also replaced them at the top of the Premier League table. They are currently in a tight spot. However, City goalkeeper Joe Hart feels that the addition of Tevez will definitely make a difference. This is a vital time in the season with only 10 games left to play. Although without Tevez, City has actually done quite well for themselves and they have managed to score more than a 100 goals. Mancini will know that the club is in real danger of not winning silverware this season, despite their impressive performances. In order to have his 28-year-old star striker around, he could be willing to forgive and forget.
The betting odds for Premier League match is Manchester City (18/19) and Chelsea (10/3). City is favorites to win the match.