Premier League leaders Manchester City host second placed Chelsea. City are 10 points clear of the Londoners and a win here would be another massive step towards retaining their title. The home side are bidding to win their 12th straight game in the Premier League. It's the kind of run that takes a side a long way towards winning the title. It had looked like being a close three-way battle for the Premier League title, but a form guide for the last 10 league games has them the same number of points ahead of their nearest rivals. Those 10 games have seen them score 31 goals and concede just seven. Home form has seen them win five Premier League games in a row with 19 goals scored.
Chelsea won at the Etihad last season but were beaten by City at Stamford Bridge this term. Another win is needed here to give them any chance of winning the Premier League title. Defeat would almost certainly end their hopes. Chelsea reached the EFL Cup final in midweek, a cup victory is their best chance of honours this season. They have only lost one of their last ten league games but just four have been won, hence the big gap between them and the league leaders. Only one of their last three away league games have been won. City know how important this game is to the title race and can get the win here.