Manchester City play host to second-placed Chelsea in this weekend's early Premier League fixture on Saturday afternoon – in what will be the home side’s 5,555th competitive fixture since 1892.
AGAINST THIS OPPOSITION
The two sides are meeting for the 171st time in all competitions. City have won 59 (34.70%), drawn 40 (23.52%) and lost 71 (41.76%) of the previous 170 encounters. In those matches, City have scored 218 goals at a rate of 1.28 goals per game (gpg) and have failed to score on 52 occasions (30.59%). In relation to goals conceded, City have shipped in 235 goals to Chelsea (1.38 gpg) and have kept a clean sheet in 48 matches against the West London outfit (28.24%)
AT HOME TO THIS OPPOSITION
In terms of home games, this will be the 83rd fixture between the pair. The Citizens have won 38 (46.34%), drawn 17 (20.73%) and lost 27 (32.93%) of the other 82 fixtures on home soil. City have scored 118 goals at home to Chelsea in all competitions (1.44 gpg) and failed to score in 21 of those home matches (25.61%). The Blues have conceded 90 goals at home to Chelsea (1.10 gpg) and have kept 28 clean sheets (34.15%).
THIS OPPOSITION IN THIS COMPETITION
This will be the 50th Premier League fixture between Man City and Chelsea. City have won 15 (30.61%), drawn 7 (14.29%) and lost 27 (55.10%) of the previous 49 matches in this competition between the pair. The Blues have scored 51 times (1.04 gpg) and have failed to score in a huge 20 matches (40.82%) against the Pensioners. City have conceded 71 goals against Chelsea in the Premier League (1.45 gpg), keeping a clean sheet in just 12 fixtures (24.49%).
Only against Liverpool (76) have City shipped more goals in the Premier League than against Chelsea (71)
AT HOME TO THIS OPPOSITION IN THIS COMPETITION
The pair are contesting the 25th Premier League fixture between the two sides at the home of the Blues. City have won 9 (37.50%), drawn 2 (8.33%) and lost 13 (54.17%) of the previous 24 Premier League matches on home soil against Chelsea. City have scored 28 times (1.17 gpg) and have failed to score in 8 matches (33.33%). The Cityzens have conceded 29 goals to Chelsea (1.21 gpg) and have kept a clean sheet on just 6 occasions at home in the Premier League (25.00%).
THE PREMIER LEAGUE ON THE WHOLE
Saturday’s encounter will be City’s 946th in the Premier League. The Blues have won 461 (48.78%), drawn 206 (21.80%) and lost 278 (29.42%) of the previous 945 matches in this competition. City have scored 1,612 goals (1.71 gpg) and have failed to score on 223 occasions (23.60%). The Blues have conceded 1,055 goals (1.12 gpg) and have kept clean sheets on 325 occasions (34.39%).
THE PREMIER LEAGUE AT HOME
City will be playing their 473rd Premier League home fixture when they face Thomas Tuchel’s men. The Blues have won 273 (57.84%), drawn 96 (20.34%) and lost 103 (21.82%) of the previous 472 matches. City have scored 930 Premier League home goals (1.97 gpg) and have failed to score on just 92 occasions (19.49%). The Blues have conceded 449 goals (0.95 gpg) and kept a cool 186 clean sheets at home in the Premier League (39.41%).
AT THIS STADIUM
The Etihad Stadium will be hosting its 476th competitive Blues fixture. City have won 319 of the previous 475 matches (67.16%), drawn 75 (15.79%) and lost 81 times (17.05%). The Cityzens have scored 1,088 goals during that time (2.29 gpg) and have only failed to score on 69 occasions (14.53%). City have conceded 415 goals at the Etihad Stadium (0.87 gpg) and have kept clean sheets in 197 matches (41.47%).