Revealed: Why this is the best time for Chelsea to play Manchester City

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There is never a good time to play a rampaging Manchester City side, but could this just be the best time for Chelsea to face last season’s champions?

From the Chelsea corner, the Blues are in the best possible form and the team have clicked and are in good shape compared to when Chelsea lost 2-1 to Liverpool earlier this season. The Blues have won their last six league matches.

City on the other hand are 4th in the league and have lost two of their last five league matches, showing that they aren’t all that invincible. In fact, Pep Guardiola’s side were unable to get a win in their last two games before the international break.

Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes that this is a good time for us to face City because of the belief in the Chelsea squad.

Nevin wrote in his Chelsea column: “Back at Chelsea, another week and another extraordinary outing is now to be faced. Manchester City are like no other club in England, not only because they have some of the best players in the world, at their best they play some of the best football on the planet too. In fact their football against us last season at the Etihad was out of this world.

“Even so, I really feel this weekend is a good time to be facing the reigning champions, not because they are weak but because the belief within our own squad is so strong.”

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