Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H: Erling Haaland out to break his duck against Chelsea

Chelsea face Manchester City on Sunday 11th November in a match that could see City move three points clear at the top of the Premier League table after results went their way on Saturday. Chelsea won't be an easy team to beat, though, with the Blues full of confidence after their 4-1 away at Tottenham on Monday night. The match will be played at Stamford Bridge with kick off scheduled for 16:30 UK time.

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Kyle Walker chases after Raheem Sterling – Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H Record

Chelsea and Manchester City have played each other 175 times in the past with the first fixture coming way back in December 1907. On that occasion, the match was drawn 2-2 and there have been a further 38 draws since. On the whole, Chelsea have won more times than Manchester City but the Citizens have been closing the gap in recent years.

  • Chelsea Wins: 71
  • Draws: 39
  • Manchester City Wins: 65

The recent head-to-head record makes ugly reading if you are a Chelsea fan and will fill you with confidence if you follow Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side have won their last six matches against Chelsea with the London club's last victory over City coming in the Champions League final in 2021.

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Phil Foden is set to start against Chelsea- Photo by Icon sport

The last five Chelsea vs Manchester City H2Hs

Draws have been a rare occurrence in games between Chelsea and Manchester City with the last one coming in January 2015. The last five games have all gone in Manchester City's favour, so Mauricio Pochettino will have a job on his hands to get a result on Sunday.

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea – 15th January 2022

Kevin de Bruyne enjoys a goal against Chelsea and he got a hugely important one in January 2022 when his long-range strike was the difference between the two sides at the Etihad Stadium. City were embroiled in a thrilling title race with Liverpool at the time and the win ensured they remained in control of it. They would go on to win the title on the final day of the season.

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea – 9th November 2022

The first of four fixtures between Manchester City and Chelsea in the 2022/23 season took place in November 2022 in the Carabao Cup third round. City won 2-0 in a game that could have gone either way thanks to two second-half strikes from Julian Alvarez and Riyad Mahrez. They would eventually be knocked out of the competition by Southampton in the quarter-finals.

Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City – 5th January 2023

Manchester City downed Graham Potter's Chelsea in a tight league match in January 2023. A second-half goal from Riyad Mahrez was enough for the win after Chelsea had dominated the first half. City were struggling at the time but the victory gave them the springboard they needed to go on a run that would eventually see them chase down Arsenal and win their third successive Premier League title.

Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea – 8th January 2023

Three days after narrowly beating Chelsea in the league, Manchester City thumped them in the FA Cup. Guardiola's rotated side were sensational on the night but they did get a helping hand in the form of two penalty kicks. Riyad Mahrez scored twice, while Phil Foden and Julian Alvarez got one apiece. The Blues would go on to win the tournament, defeating Manchester United in the final.

Manchester City 1-0 Chelsea – 21st May 2023

In the penultimate game of the Premier League season, Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 with Julian Alvarez getting on the scoresheet once again. City came into the match knowing they were champions following Arsenal's defeat to Brighton and they lifted the Premier League title after the full time whistle.

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Manchester city lift the premier league title after beating Chelsea 1-0 – Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H: Potential MVP

Erling Haaland has been the Premier League's best player since he signed for Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2022. The big Norweigan scored 50 goals in all competitions last season but he is still awaiting his first against Chelsea despite the Blues playing Chelsea four times over the course of the 22/23 season.

Haaland is once again leading the Golden Boot race in the Premier League with eleven goals in eleven matches and would love nothing more than to get his first goal against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.

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Can Erling Haaland score his first goal against Chelsea on Sunday? Photo by Icon sport

Chelsea vs Manchester City H2H – Key trend

The last three goalscorers for Chelsea against Manchester City are three players who are longer part of the squad at Stamford Bridge (Marcos Alonso, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech). A new hero is needed in the Chelsea squad and someone will need to step up on Sunday if the Blues are to get a result. Given the recent head-to-head record and the form of Manchester City, we are going for a narrow away victory.

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Andy Delaney

Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.