Football

Chelsea V Man City

THIBAUT COURTOIS

Goalkeeper

Appearances: 19

Clean sheets: 7

BRANISLAV IVANOVIC

Fullback

Appearances: 22

Tackles per game: 2.5

Clearances per game: 3.6

GARY CAHILL

Centre back

Appearances: 21

Tackles per game: 1.2

Clearances per game: 5.2

JOHN TERRY

Centre back

ppearances: 22

Tackles per game: 1.5

Clearances per game: 5.2

CESAR AZPILICUETA

Fullback

Appearances: 17

Tackles per game: 3.1

Clearances per game: 3

NEMANJA MATIC

Defensive midfielder

Appearances: 21

Tackles per game: 3.7

Goals: 1; Assists: 2

Pass accuracy: 87.2%

RAMIRES

Central midfielder

Appearances: 12

Goals: 1; Assists: 3

Pass accuracy: 86.2%

OSCAR

Appearances: 18

Tackles per game: 2.1

Goals: 6; Assists: 7

Pass accuracy: 84.2%

WILLIAN

Right winger

Appearances: 21

Goals: 1; Assists: 1

Pass accuracy: 85.2%

EDEN HAZARD

Left winger

Appearances: 22

Goals: 8; Assists: 4

Pass accuracy: 88.4%

DIDIER DROGBA

Striker; Appearances: 16

Goals: 3; Assists: 1

Pass accuracy: 67.9%

EDEN HAZARD

A wonderful player who gives defenders nightmares with his slippery movement and burning acceleration. His duel with Pablo Zabaleta could be key.

“Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho will be thinking that the worst thing that can happen to his team is for them to be beaten, so he will set them up to make sure they aren’t.”

- BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson


JOE HART

Goalkeeper

Appearances: 20

Clean sheets: 7

PABLO ZABALETA

Fullback

Appearances: 16

Tackles per game: 3.7

Clearances per game: 2.7

VINCENT KOMPANY

Centre back

Appearances: 14

Tackles per game: 1.5

Clearances per game: 4.1

MARTIN DEMICHELIS

Centre back

Appearances: 19

Tackles per game: 2.2

Clearances per game: 5.2

GAEL CLICHY

Fullback

Appearances: 17

Tackles per game: 2.9

Clearances per game: 3.8

FERNANDINHO

Central midfielder; Appearances: 19

Tackles per game: 2.3

Goals: 2; Assists: 2

Pass accuracy: 89.3%

FERNANDO

Defensive midfielder

Appearances: 16

Tackles per game: 1.9

Goals: 1; Assists: 1

Pass accuracy: 91.3%

JESUS NAVAS

Right midfielder; Appearances: 21

Goals: 0; Assists: 6

Pass accuracy: 83.8%

DAVID SILVA

Attacking midfielder; Appearances: 16

Goals: 6; Assists: 2

Pass accuracy: 86%

JAMES MILNER

Left midfielder; Appearances: 19

Goals: 0; Assists: 5

Pass accuracy: 83%

SERGIO AGUERO

Striker; Appearances: 17

Goals: 14; Assists: 3

Pass accuracy: 83.2%

DAVID SILVA

A prime concern for Chelsea with his priceless ability to not just find space but do something ingenious with it. Nemanja Matic, no doubt, will be asked to keep an eye on.

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“It’s going to be a tight match but Man City have to produce a performance they haven’t looked capable of for the past few games to get something from it and stay in touch with the league leaders. I reckon the game will end in a 1-1 draw.”

- Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp