It does not get bigger than this, two gigantic Premier League clubs clash for the utmost crown. Both Chelsea and Manchester City who has immense money as well as squad depth will be unerring to grab maximum points at Stamford Bridge. Additionally, both the teams who are under the blue theme will be looking to bounce back after stringently crashed out from the FA Cup fourth round. The Blues do have a boost after a marginal win over Liverpool to reach the Capital One Cup finals where they face another Londoners, Tottenham Hotspurs. Drill down the key points involving two top notch strikers before the fascinating kickoff.
Chelsea Need To Stick Together Without Their Outstanding Duo
Spanish international Diego Costa is sidelined for the big match after being guilty of couple of stamps over Liverpool players in the Capital One Cup semifinal. Jose Mourinho has somewhat defended his star man but knows he has a huge gamble to take, as both Loic Remy and Didier Drogba has only started handful of games this season. Drogba is undeniably a phenomenal finisher, however to cause turmoil in The Citizens’ backline, agility is very much crucial. To pile extra headache for the home side, Fabregas has hamstring concerns, therefore is unlikely he would play a part against the defending champions, unless Jose Mourinho is simply crafting around with mind games. Mourinho hasn’t rotated his team nearly as much as he did in his first spell at Stamford Bridge, hence a bold rotation against Bradford City in the FA Cup, failed him miserably. The Spaniards have taken the league by storm since arriving in the summer, coping without them will be a stiff challenge for the table toppers. Huge blow for dream team managers as the top scorer is out for three matches.
Aguero Needs to Rediscover His Sublime Form
Since the departure of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, the most exciting player with sharpness in dribbles and nimbleness to beat any defenders is Sergio Aguero. He hit home run since the season began, scoring 14 goals out of as much appearances. He single-handedly destroyed Spurs with four mesmerizing goals at The Etihad Stadium. The Argentinian then dealt with a massive blow when he faced a lengthy spell in the medical room. He returned against Everton and played 24 minutes where he could not work on his magic, yet came close by rattling the bar. Then when Manchester City hosted Arsenal, he was kept silence throughout the match by the composed Gunners backline. Ordinary players do give the excuse of time needed to shift to the next gear after returning from injuries. Yet for the 26-year old can be the difference to close the gap on their title rivals, Chelsea. David Silva and Samir Nasri will take responsibilities in providing services for the electrifying forward. The former Atletico Madrid forward who have been influential over the years when Manchester City clinch the Premier League crown, will look to find leeway through The Blues’ defensive line.