Manchester City are yet to taste victory over Chelsea in the Premier League since Jose Mourinho returned for his second stint, but having begun the current season in such fine fettle, many are predicting Sunday’s clash to usher in a sky blue moon.
With only one result each in the books, labelling the televised Etihad showdown as a title clash appears foolish.
However, anyone who believes a decisive result either way won’t have a bearing on the way the season unfolds, is also kidding themselves.
Even at the outset of the season this is a clash of epic proportions and any Ladbrokes customers reading this has almost certainly booked in a couple of hours sofa surfing when 4.00 o’clock Sunday rolls around.
After they were held at Stamford Bridge by Swansea, the champions are installed as 14/5 outsiders and are also without suspended first-choice goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois.
Befitting of the game’s magnitude, Ladbrokes are offering a series of price enhancements.
For all those clambering onto the City bandwagon, the hosts will be boosted form 8.00am on Sunday for a win in which Sergio Aguero scores, from 5/2 out to 3/1.
The Argentine ace was left on the bench against the Baggies, but Pellegrini will be sorely tempted to include his star man from the off for this one.
Meanwhile, for those who believe Mourinho will send said bandwagon rolling into a ditch in true Special One fashion, there is a similar wincast at juicier odds on the visitors.
Diego Costa to score as part of a Chelsea to win will shoot out to 6/1 from 9/2.
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