It’s going to be a battle of the money spenders ‘“ Chelsea and Manchester City as the duo go head-to-head in a key EPL clash at the Etihad stadium on Monday.
It’s going to be a battle of the money spenders – Chelsea and Manchester City as the duo go head-to-head in a key EPL clash at the Etihad stadium on Monday. The winner takes the top spot (temporarily) while the loser might go a step down in the Title race. Managers Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) and Manuel Pelligrini (Manchester City) are well up for the battle as we preview the key players to watch out in this tight contest:
Manchester City’s midfield maestro, Yaya Toure has taken his game to a whole new level as the Citizens are firing at all cylinders. Yaya Toure’s tenacity and robustness in the midfield has given many a opposition a headache and it won’t be any different tonight.
Another key player in City’s enthralling midfield; Spaniard David Silva is a treat to watch. The former Valencia man can cut through any rigid defences and don’t be surprised if it’s Chelsea’s turn to do so. No wonder, Barcelona are on his tracks to sign him up!
Manchester City’s ‘Rock of Gibraltar’, Vincent Kompany is a captain leading from the front. He hardly gives any striker room for an attack and with Chelsea boasting the likes of Eden Hazard, Fernando Torres and Samuel Eto’o, a great contest awaits.
With the likes of Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo out injured, many thought City don’t pose the same threat with their forward line. Bosnian Edin Dzeko, has taken the thrust of leading the line in the absence of their injured forwards and his goal threat will be keenly watched by John Terry and co.
Much will be on the shoulders of Belgian winger Eden Hazard to take the attack at Manchester City’s defence. Hazard is known for his trickery and creative aspect, and manager Jose Mourinho would want his best player to get the ‘A’ game on the pitch.
Brazilian Oscar’s rise led to Juan Mata going to Manchester United and Mourinho knows, what the former possess when on song. His key passes and free kicks (one against Stoke City in FA Cup) would keep the City defence on its toes.
Englishman John Terry knows that Manchester City is scoring goals for free at the moment. With over 100 goals scored in all competitions, City is a team to stop. Terry who is known as a sturdy defender would like to avoid this goal fest as he prepares his side to be the first to defeat the Citizens at the Etihad.