Chelsea were 4-1 winners against Tottenham in their latest Premier League game after the north Londoners were reduced to 10 men in a feisty cross-capital match. City, meanwhile, were relentless in gunning down Bournemouth as Jeremy Doku scored and helped himself to four assists in a 6-1 verdict.
It will be a step up for Guardiola and his players at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Here is how the pundits including Merson see that meeting playing out.
I was bullish last week when I said Chelsea were going to beat Tottenham. I said that because Chelsea like teams coming at them. I think there&aposll be some outstanding battles all over the pitch.
Chelsea will cause City problems and vice versa. I don&apost see the Blues winning this one.
That&aposs only because Manchester City have so many game-changers. They are spoilt for choice. I don&apost see how any team will finish above them. I&aposm hoping Chelsea get a draw.
Score prediction: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City
The result really depends on how City play rather than what Chelsea try to do. Guardiola&aposs side have a few injuries to contend with, but it doesn&apost really make much difference who comes in or out of their team.
Their squad is just so strong. Guardiola also has a nice problem in terms of who to pick on the left, Jeremy Doku or Jack Grealish. You never know with Pep. Because Doku has been playing so well, he will probably leave him out for the next six games…
Whoever plays, City are just relentless. They will win by two goals and for me it&aposs only really a question of whether Chelsea will score or not.
Score prediction: Chelsea 0-2 Manchester City
It was a really good result for Chelsea at Tottenham on Monday night.