The Big Match Preview: Manchester City vs Chelsea

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Sunday 16th August – 16:00 – Etihad Stadium

Last season’s top two – and the favourites for this year’s Premier League title – meet at the Etihad Stadium in the first heavyweight clash of the 2015-16 season. It may only be the second weekend of the campaign, but the early appearance of Manchester City versus Chelsea in the fixture list will still prove a pointer for the rivals’ respective credentials heading into the next nine months of competition. The build-up to the game has been completely dominated by the fallout from Blues boss Jose Mourinho’s row with the club’s medical staff in the wake of the reigning champions’ opening-day home draw with Swansea. By contrast, Manuel Pellegrini’s side enjoyed a comfortable start to the season with a comfortable 3-0 win at West Brom – and Sergio Aguero wasn’t even on the pitch for any of the goals. A sign of improvement for City perhaps, however, the last time…

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