Chelsea face Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday with both sides looking to illustrate their Premier League title credentials.
By TOM PARSONS
Chelsea host Manchester City on Saturday in a ‘massive’ clash, with both sides looking to assert their Premier League dominance. Chelsea remain unbeaten this season and top the table, while City are fifth after losing to Tottenham on the opening weekend of the campaign.
The Blues have been in scintillating form in the early part of the season and look like genuine title contenders under Thomas Tuchel.
Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Tuchel has transformed the side since he took the helm in January, steering the west Londoners to Champions League success just four months after arriving.
The European glory came at the expense of City as Pep Guardiola missed out on a first Champions League trophy since moving to England.
In fact, Tuchel has got the better of Guardiola every time he has faced him as Chelsea boss, winning a Premier League clash and an FA Cup semi-final last season before the showpiece event.
In fact, City have only found the back of the net once in the three games they have come up against Tuchel’s Chelsea.
A win for the Blues on Saturday would give them a six-point lead over City and leave them clear favourites to win the title, even at this early stage of the season.
And one man who says Chelsea need to show their ruthless side is defender Trevoh Chalobah, who will be hoping to line-up in the back three on Saturday.
“We’re very confident, full of belief with the quality players that we have,” said the 22-year-old.