Chelsea’s 2019/20 Premier League campaign finally resumed last weekend, with https://www.football.london/chelsea-fc/
coming from behind to claim an important three points against relegation-threatened Aston Villa at Villa Park on Sunday.
Frank Lampard’s side are back in league action on Thursday evening, as they take on Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, with Pep Guardiola’s side yet to concede a goal in their two matches since the restart, scoring eight times.
Lampard will be without Fikayo Tomori for the game against City but can welcome back midfielder Jorginho from suspension. Christian Pulisic is pushing for a start after scoring in the win over Villa on Sunday.
So, what will the final score be?
Ahead of the game, we used FIFA 20 to get a score prediction…
Chelsea vs Man City score predicted using FIFA 20
To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode within FIFA 20 but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself.
The AI difficulty was set to legendary, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions.
We predict that Chelsea could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with their line-up as follows: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Zouma, Alonso; Kovacic, Kante, Mount; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic.
We predict that Man City could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the line-up as follows: Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, Gundogan,De Bruyne;Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus.
FIFA 20 predicts that the points will be shared on Thursday evening, with all the action coming in a frantic second-half.
The first-half was quiet in terms of chances for both sides, with Nicolas Otamendi heading wide from a corner and Olivier Giroud firing over from long-range, in what were the only actions of note.
But it all kicked off after the break, with City starting the second-half with a much higher tempo, and it led to the opening…