Manchester City will host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, and it pretty much seems that no one is expecting Chelsea to even get a draw in that game.

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has backed City to win the game 3-1.

He told Sky Sports: “Chelsea have to go to the Etihad and try to win, it’s as simple as that. If Tottenham and Liverpool win this weekend like I expect them to, then nothing but a win will do for the Blues. That makes this game even more intriguing than it already is but I just can’t see how you can take the game to Man City.

“I was impressed by City at the Emirates. I’ve played in cup finals and come back and won in the next game and it’s a difficult thing to do. Arsenal did make it easy for them but fair play to City, they are relentless. They are going to try and wrap this league up as quickly as they possibly can so they can concentrate on the Champions League, starting by beating Chelsea.”

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