Antonio Conte’s Chelsea take their seven-match winning streak in the Premier League to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City on Saturday.
The Blues have been reborn under the Italian since he switched to a back three after their 3-0 defeat to Arsenal on September 24, and have since then won all seven of their league games, and conceded just the one goal.
Their 2-1 win at Tottenham in Saturday’s late kick-off saw them reclaim top spot from City after they beat Burnley earlier in the day, but both teams will test themselves against a genuine title challenger at the Etihad this weekend.
Guardiola’s City are looking to win at home in the league for the first time since September 24, with Everton, Southampton, and Middlesbrough all taking a point away from their trip to the North West.
However, in that time they did beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Champions League, and have won three of their last four Premier League matches, and arguably didn’t play great in any of those victories.
Nevertheless, they come up against the in-form team in England on Saturday, with Conte’s Chelsea looking to open up a four-point gap over their rivals with victory in Manchester.