Chance for Manchester City to lead the English Champions83 views
LONDON: A golden opportunity for last year’s Runner’s-up Manchester City to take the lead from the reigning English Premier League (EPL) champions Chelsea early in the season.
After the first round match of the newly started EPL season, Man City is at top of the table after defeating West Bromwich Albion 3-0 at The Hawth0rns. While Chelsea draw their opening game at Stamford Bridge 2-2 against Swansea City.
City coach Manuel Pellegrini was quite pleased with performance of their star midfielder Yaya Toure who scored two goals in their opening game, while the third goal was scored by skipper Vincent Kompany a header from David Silva’s corner kick.
A good sign for the Citizens as their under fire Yaya and Kompany are looking in good form, who were largely criticized for their last year’s performance which held them to defend their English title.
On the other hand, Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho is yet to taste victory in the new season as they have lost all five pre-season games and also lost their star goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who was red carded in their first match against Swansea.
That means Courtois will not be playing the all important match against City and Asmir Begovic will make his full debut for the Blues at the Etihad Stadium on 16th August. The key match for both the English Giants will start at 8:00 pm PST.
Last season City vs Chelsea was the most watched match of the EPL and luckily both the times they face each other last year the match ended as a draw, but for this time the blockbuster has struck a little early.
According to City manager Pellegrini this match is as important as the match against Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and all the top teams in the EPL, but in their second match of the season they are not looking towards the title they just want to win the three points.
Meanwhile, the Portuguese Mourinho said that the season is very very long and it contains 38 matches you can not decide the title winner or loser after this match, the only important thing is this match is to win the three points.