It will be fireworks at the Etihad as Manchester City play host to Chelsea tomorrow.
City would be riding on the back of their 3-0 opening day win over West Brom while the Blues will attempt to improve on the fitness following their week one 2-2 draw at home against Swansea last week.
Man City have won only two of their last nine matches against Chelsea in the Barclays Premier League and the Blues
have not lost any of their last 28 Premier League fixtures in the month of August. Their last league defeat in the month came on August 23, 2006, when they lost 2-1 at Middlesbrough.
Jose Mourinho has won seven and lost just two of the 12 meetings as a coach with Manuel Pellegrini and Sergio Aguero has found the net nine times in his last eight league appearances.
City new signing, Raheem Sterling has talked up the importance of Manchester City’s clash against Chelsea.
“I have done alright against them in the past and results-wise, I think it’s been pretty even overall so far in the matches I have played in.
“But I am hoping this one will go our way and it is vital that it does.
“We are on our own ground and with it being our first home game of the season; we want to get off on the right foot.”
Sterling admits he cannot wait to face Chelsea, adding, “Chelsea are very strong in every department from their defence and midfield to their attack, but it should be a good game and I am really looking forward to playing in this match.”
Expectedly, David Silva and Raheem Sterling connection will be a key factor against defending champions Chelsea that will be without their choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois who was red carded for fouling Swansea striker Bafetimbi Gomis inside the penalty area last Saturday.
The fitness of African footballer of the year, Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero will prove too hot for the Blues to contend with.
The Citizens as Man City are known are unbeaten in their last three matches against Chelsea, winning one while drawing the other two.
With Chelsea goalkeeper, Asmir Begovic between the sticks, he should be solid as long as his defenders such as Gary Cahill and Branislav Ivanovic will keep the backline tight.
Although the Blues commenced their Premier League opener on a very weak note, the Londoners may pull a surprise as Brazilians combinations, Oscar, Willian and Diego Costa have vowed to avoid the mistake of last Saturday against Swansea.

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