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The big game this weekend takes place on Sunday at the Etihad where defending champions Manchester City coming up against current leaders Chelsea.

While City have made something of a slow start, dropping points at home to Stoke and away to Arsenal, their big spending counter-parts currently top the pile with a 100% record.

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The new look Blues aided by the superb form of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have scored 15 goals in four successive wins.

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City will come into the game without a win in their last three games.

Whilst they do not appear a club in turmoil behind the scenes there will be concerns after a second 1-0 defeat in three games in the midweek loss to Bayern Munich.

One of those concerns surrounds in the form of Yaya Toure.

The powerhouse midfielder so influential last season has looked out of sorts so far this campaign and has yet to register an assist or goal in his opening three appearances.

The Ivory Coast star looked off pace against Munich and his manager could opt to take him out of the firing line.

Pablo Zabeletta should return after missing the midweek game with Bayern through suspension while Steven Jovetic will be assessed before the game as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Fernando Reges is likely to miss out with a groin injury.

Chelsea meanwhile have no injury worries ahead of the game and are set to be boosted by the return of Diego Costa.

The free scoring forward with 7 goals in his opening 4 games started the midweek draw with Schalke on the bench as his hamstring continues to be treated however he is line to start on Sunday.

That should mean a return to the bench for Didier Drogba while Oscar and Cesar Azpilicueta will hope for recalls after starting the game with the game with the Germans on the bench.


Chelsea, along with Stoke in their last home game, are the only two teams to keep City scoreless at home in their last 71 league games and they generally struggle at home to their London rivals losing 11 games since the inception of the Premier League.

Recent games between these two have been tight affairs with an average of 1.8 goals a game over the last 12 games.

The fact that City are the side out of form should aid the Chelsea cause although the defensive element of the Blues game has not been up to the levels expected of a Jose Mourinho side with 6 goals already conceded in their opening 4 games.

Trevor Keane

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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