Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola set for revenge mission

Man City vs Chelsea: Guardiola set for revenge mission

With this game likely to go down to the wire, it looks set to be a high-voltage contest between the Premier League's two most successful teams in the past decade.

They delivered just the right message with a rampant display in a 3-0 win at Anfield that not only put the team back atop the English Premier League standings but also showed that fears over another late-season collapse may be unwarranted. This game is set to be played at Liverpool's home ground at Anfield.

There had been doubts over whether the midfielder would play for Liverpool in the Premier League encounter as he was suffering from an illness.

Wijnaldum was bright and scored in the comfortable win despite being unable to stay at the team hotel on Friday. The psychology is that if we had won the past two games, (City) had drawn, and we had pulled level on 62 points, we would feel brilliant. Is this just a blip for the Reds or are their days at the top of the table numbered? And we will fight until the last match day'. We could have scored more, ' said Milner.

Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. The last three league meetings of their pair have all been emphatic victories for the Merseysiders, scoring 11 times without reply. Compare that to Manchester City's 2019 home form of six victories and a goal difference of plus 27 and it paints a troubling picture for Chelsea. Liverpool pinned Bournemouth back for almost 80 minutes of Saturday's game.

The visitors kept the margin to a single goal until the 69th minute, when Mohamed Salah took his league tally for the season to 30.

Liverpool's still expected to take all the points today, even with them on low and a run of bad games.

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"That's what we will do, that's what we did a year ago in a similar situation with a different target, where Chelsea were chasing us like insane". How have the trio fared for their new club in comparison to their time on Merseyside?

"They let in four at Bournemouth recently and if they fall behind, I just do not see them coming back, they do not have that in them". It was one of Naby Keita's better games, too.

City are now at the top of the table but since Liverpool play before them, the Reds might once again go on top.

"I think so. Especially if you have to play very expensive matches - twice against City, one against Tottenham, one against Manchester United", he concluded. With an important matchup between Watford and Everton taking place on the other side of England, they can benefit from an Everton favour. "I think they are an example to every club".

Manchester City boss Guardiola stated his ambitions after his side beat Everton on Wednesday to reclaim top spot and many have seen this as last season's champions taking a significant step forward in their bid to retain the trophy.

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