Premier League Clasico.. City host Chelsea at season’s peak

Manchester’s Al-Ittihad Stadium will watch the Premier League Clasico at 2:30 p.m.

The match is part of the 22nd round of the Premier League, and the two teams had previously met last September, and Manchester won 0x1 away, benefiting from the sixth round of the current season.

City lead the table with 53 points from 21 games, having won 17 games, drawn two and lost the same, with 53 goals and 13 goals.

Chelsea are second and second with 43 points, a difference of ten points, from 21 matches.

Chelsea have won 12 times, drawn seven and lost two, with 45 goals and 16 goals.

Chelsea drew with Liverpool at home and their fans 2×2 in the final 21st round, while Manchester City managed to beat Arsenal 1×2 away.

The challenge meeting between Guardiola and Tuchel

This Clasico is considered the strongest between the two teams and the coaches, and the language of challenge prevails. If City manager Pete Guardiola is successful he is completely alone in the lead, but if Thomas Tuchel wins it means closing the gap to the leaders. .

Therefore, the captain of the City team considers that the meeting does not accept half-solutions, especially since he is evolving on his ground and among his supporters, and therefore seeks to continue the chain of superiority on his stubborn adversary, Tokhil.

Guardiola generally relies on a 4-3-3 game plan, and maneuvers with its derivatives, while Thomas Tuchel relies on the 3-4-3 and its derivatives.

History of manager confrontations

Coaches Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola have met nine times before, five matches won by Spaniard Guardiola, and three times in a row by German Tuchel, while the draw between them only dominated once .

The first time was in the 2013 season when Guardiola, the coach of Bayern Munich, beat Mainz, led by Tuchel in 4×1, which is part of the “Bundesliga”.

In the second encounter, Guardiola renewed his victory over Tuchel 0x2 in the 2014 season with the same two teams.

And Spaniard Pep Guardiola’s superiority continued for the third time in 2015, over Thomas Tuchel when he took over Borussia Dortmund with a crushing 5×1 result.

While a draw dominated in the fourth goalless encounter, Bayern Munich, led by Guardiola, came back and secured the fourth victory in the fifth encounter, in the semi-finals of the German Cup in 2016, and on shots on goal 4×3 after being tied in the initial time and extra time of the match without goals.

In 2021, with the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in the English Premier League and his management of the Chelsea team, the great transformation began for Tuchel, who achieved the first victory over his rival Pep Guardiola as manager of Manchester. City, in the semi-finals. of the FA Cup 0×1, and it was the sixth meeting between them.

Tochel also renewed their victory over Manchester City 1 x 2 last May in the Premier League.

In the eighth encounter, Tuchel aggravated Guardiola’s injury in the 2021 Champions League final, when he beat him 0x1, and deprived him of winning the title for the first time with City.

As for the ninth meeting, which was held in September 2021 in the English Premier League for the current season, City beat Chelsea 0x1 in favor of the sixth round.

Matches of the day, Saturday January 15, Damascus time

Manchester City x Chelsea 2:30 p.m.

Newcastle United x Watford 5:00 p.m.

Norwich v Everton 5:00 p.m.

Burnley v Leicester City 5:00 p.m.

Wolverhampton x Southampton 5:00 p.m.

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