Pep Guardiola, Maurizio Sarri

Manchester City moved back into the Premier League top spot briefly on Wednesday night following victory away at Everton.

Pep Guardiola

In 2019 alone for City, it’s now 36 goals and nine wins in ten matches. Impressively, they have conceded just four goals in that time and kept a clean sheet in seven of those ten matches.

Man City’s tally of 68 league goals is comfortably the best in the league, yet it’s hardly surprising. They have scored with their first shot on target in 15 PL games this season – which is six more than any other team, demonstrating their ruthlessness in front of goal.

Chelsea bounced back in emphatic style against Huddersfield last weekend with a 5-0 victory. Despite there being talk of a crisis at Stamford Bridge, ‘the Blues’ have lost just two of their previous seven league matches.

Maurizio Sarri

However, they must improve on the road against their rivals this season, having lost all three of their away games against sides inside the top-seven this campaign.

Chelsea have won just two of their previous ten competitive games at the Etihad. Notably, the West-Londoners drew a blank in five of those defeats.

Players to watch: City striker Gabriel Jesus scored at Goodison on Wednesday night to make it eight goals in his last 306 minutes across all competitions.

Under manager Maurizio Sarri, Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuaín has scored 38 goals in 37 league appearances.

Chelsea’s Gonzalo Higuain