City need a maximum of five more wins to mathematically rubber-sap their status as title-winners – and most likely fewer based on other factors.
By contrast, their visitors are playing only for their place in the top four, which they are 5/4 (2.25) with dabblebet to secure.
Man City are 8/13 (1.62) favourites to complete a double over Chelsea, having won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge back in September through Kevin De Bruyne’s strike.
David Luiz, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Ross Barkley remain unavailable for Chelsea.
For City, Fabian Delph completes a three-match suspension while Fernandinho has a hamstring strain. Raheem Sterling, who himself had a hamstring problem, looks set to miss out again.
City have an excellent attack – 21 goals in their last seven Premier League games attests to that - but they have conceded nine in 14 in all forms in 2018.
Chelsea, meanwhile, have failed to score in just one of their last 10 but suffer the Premier League’s joint-sixth worst defensive record since the turn of the year, so City to win and both teams to score appeals at 21/10 (3.10).
Preview and predictions
For our best bet though, we’re taking the 17/20 (1.85) on a Man City win with over 1.5 goals, an eventuality that has occurred in 34 of their 44 games this season.
Guardiola’s side were superbly ruthless in the final third in their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Thursday and are very capable of further exploiting Chelsea’s vulnerabilities.