The champions have set about defending their title in good style and sent a message to the rest of the Premiership that they don’t intend to surrender the title easily.
Five wins out of five games sees Chelsea sitting at the top of the Premiership table, having cored an incredible 21 goals in the process. An opening day 6-0 thrashing of West Brom at Stamford Bridge was followed by the same scoreline at Wigan, meaning Chelsea had scored 12 goals in the opening two fixtures.
But the West London have yet to face any of their main rivals and Saturday’s game will be their first big test of the season.
Chelsea have won the Premiership title three times and have been regular contenders in the Champions League, a competition which remains elusive to the West London club.
Manager – Carlo Ancelotti
The Italian came to England and won the Championship in his first season and his team has already sent a chill across the rest of the Premiership. Ancelloti has said that the City game will be a big test for his squad, but the game will also be a test for the blues.
Ground – Stamford Bridge
Stamford Bridge opened in 1877 and originally began life as an athletics track. But Chelsea move in after Fulham refused the offer of playing at the stadium. At one point, the ground could house 100,000 spectators, but that has now been reduced to 42,450. Stamford Bridge has hosted three FA Cup finals between 1920 and 1922, all of which ended 1-0.
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