10. Chelsea and Manchester City meet for the 143rd time on Sunday, with the Blues boasting a 59-47 win-loss record over their Premier League rivals. Chelsea are 2.55 to win again.
9. City, however, have won five of the last seven meetings with Chelsea, including their recent 3-2 victory in the FA Community Shield. Another City win is available at 2.60, with 3-2 at 22.00.
8. New Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez takes charge of his first match since a 3-0 victory over TP Mazembe earned Inter Milan the FIFA Club World Cup in December 2010. He was sacked five days later. Benitez’s new side are 36.00 to win 3-0.
7. Both results in the Premier League last season between these two sides ended 2-1 to the home team, with the victors coming from a goal behind on both occasions. Chelsea are 10.00 to win 2-1 and 3.15 to be losing at the break.
6. City were dumped out of the Champions League in midweek despite drawing 1-1 with five-time European champions Real Madrid. Sergio Agüero scored his seventh goal of the season and is 2.80 to net on Sunday.
5. The Blues have scored just one goal in each of their last three Premier League games, yet in the three previous league matches they scored ten in total. Chelsea are 3.10 to score in both halves.
4. City, meanwhile, are averaging 2.08 goals per Premier League game. Roberto Mancini’s side are 3.25 to net either side of half time.
3. Chelsea have scored first in three of the past four meetings between the two sides, and 11 times in the last 13 at Stamford Bridge stretching back to August 1994. The home team are 1.90 to net first again.
2. 71.4% of City’s league matches have produced over 2.5 goals this season. Over 2.5 goals is available at 1.57.
1. Fernando Torres has scored just once in his past eight games for Chelsea, yet netted 65 Premier League goals in three seasons under Benitez. Torres is 8.00 to score first.