Game Week 37 Predictions: Man City to celebrate title win with Chelsea's win - Premier League preview, Betting Tips, Team news
|Man City will seek grand celebration with the visit of Chelsea to the Etihad. (Photo credit: GOAL)|
For the fifth time in six years, it’s the rise and rise of the blue horizon. From the thick forest of Nottingham comes another declaration of yet another coronation: Manchester City is king yet again, and Chelsea might just be the right sacrificial lamb for a worthy celebration.
Arsenal needed to win to at least delay Man City’s coronation until the end of Chelsea's visit, but with Forest beating the Gunners 1-0, Man City doesn’t need the kick of the ball to hit the streets in celebration; it’s party time.
Chelsea will be the first to give a guard of honour to the worthy champions at the Etihad on Sunday.
But the result is inconsequential for both sides, as Chelsea’s place outside the top ten of the league table has since been confirmed after Fulham fought back to earn a point at home to Palace.
Chelsea does have a date with Manchester United in midweek, but it’s more like the start of the pre-season for the Blues.
It’s a better-forgotten season for the club amidst ownership change and the challenges that come with it.
The Cityzens booked their place in the Champions League final in midweek with a sensational 4-0 rout of perennial winners Real Madrid.
They can go into their celebratory mood with such a performance against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.
The Blues will be a new-look side under Mauricio Pochettino next season, but one would wonder why they didn’t give the Argentine the Chelsea job immediately after Graham Potter was sacked for him to integrate strongly ahead of next season.
The Blues have only won once under Frank Lampard, and this is setting them up for their worst league finish of the modern era.
For a club that has won nineteen trophies in twenty years, it’s an unacceptable development for the club to be this low on confidence.
Man City is the clear favourite here, and it’s up to them to celebrate their title the way they want it.
It’s coronation day, and the visitors might just need more than a goalkeeper to stop the rain that could well evolve into a hurricane.