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Paul Merson prediction for Chelsea v Man City
05:40: Paul Merson can’t separate Chelsea and Manchester City and is plumping for a draw.
City in the meantime, recorded a 2-Zero win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Pep Guardiola’s males have set the tempo within the Premier League, profitable 5 in their six video games and hitting 21 targets.
But Merson can most effective see it being a draw at Stamford Bridge the following day (five.30pm).
“I cannot separate these two sides so I’m going for a 1-1 draw,” Merson advised Sky Sports.
“It should be a great game. Chelsea’s win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday was one of the best performances I’ve seen away from home in Europe for a long time.”
05:10 Antonio Conte used to be most definitely unsuitable in letting Ruben Loftus-Cheek depart, in line with Danny Murphy.
Loftus-Cheek joined Crystal Palace on a season-long mortgage over the summer time.
The 21-year-old discovered it exhausting to nail down a first-team spot at the Blues closing time period, however has started his mortgage spell at Selhurst Park neatly regardless of the Eagles being backside of the desk.
And Murphy thinks squad steadiness is very important and reckons it wasn’t sensible on Conte to dispense with Loftus-Cheek.
“With Loftus-Cheek, I’ve observed him a couple of occasions this season and I truly like him, and perhaps he used to be determined to move and play I’m now not certain.
“I believe if Conte stored him, he wouldn’t be knocking on his door now not taking part in each and every sport.”
Morata swipe at Zidane
04:40: Alvaro Morata has advised Zinedine Zidane didn’t consider in him at Real Madrid – and that’s why he sought after to enroll in Chelsea.
Morata used to be re-signed by means of Real Madrid from Juventus closing 12 months however he struggled to damage into Zidane’s beginning line-up with Karim Benzema the most popular possibility.
And the Spain world has thanked Conte for appearing religion in him to be Chelsea’s major guy.
“I came to Chelsea because one club and one coach believed in me,” Morata mentioned.
“Now I’ve all of these items and I am more than happy.
“Was it a large transfer for me to change into the first-choice striker? It’s a very powerful factor.
04:10: Chelsea’s switch plans have reportedly taken an enormous blow as long-term goal Alex Sandro appears set to increase his contract at Juventus.
Antonio Conte had made the Brazilian wingback his high goal in the summertime.
Quite a few bids had been made however the Italian champions knocked again each and every be offering.
Italian newsletter Corriere Dello Sport reported that Sandro and his agent are at the verge of a brand new deal to stay him at the membership till June 2022 on a £four.38 million (€five million) wage.
It will come as an enormous blow to Chelsea boss Conte who had plans to make a contemporary means in January for defender.