Money in football is a hot topic right now. The football universe has been raging, raving and fuming over leaks circulated by German newspaper Der Spiegel in recent times. The leaks have laid bare the power of money in the beautiful game, especially from two sides: Manchester City and PSG.
This coming Saturday, the former will clash with another club that has been elevated thanks to money injections and investment from one Roman Abramovich: Chelsea. Thanks to gargantuan investments, these clubs hit new levels of dominance and imperious quality, which propelled them to constant Premier League challengers and a thorn to the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United.
Both sides come into this clash high up in the table, particularly the Citizens. Led by one of the best Gaffers in the world, Pep Guardiola, Manchester City are flying, marching and soaring this season with barely a hitch or glitch. 13 wins and unbeaten in 15 matches, this title is seemingly theirs to lose so far this season. They’ve even decked 45 goals and only conceded seven, which just proves their utter dominance and ruthlessness. They’ve simply overpowered and breezed past the majority of their opponents this season with merciless efficiency.
However, they may be facing a tall order against a Sarri-powered Chelsea side. Maurizio Sarri has received plaudits and praise for his tactical dexterity in his first season in charge of the Blues. Despite a susceptible defence and a striker bereft of confidence, Chelsea have just a single loss to their name along with 9 wins in 14. The likes of Rudiger, Jorginho, Barkley and of course, Hazard, have impressed under the Italian’s stewardship. And with him and his astute football mind by their side, Chelsea will prove to be a tricky obstacle for Manchester City to bypass. They ain’t Southampton nor Burnley and not even Manchester United.
The Blues are a team run by a manager they seem to respect and will be looking to step up against the Premier League favorites, especially in front of their unwavering home supporters at Stamford Bridge.
The Premier League odds have Chelsea at 8/1 to hand Manchester City their first defeat this season.
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