Manchester City vs. Chelsea: Time, Channel, Odds

Yaya Toure R) scored twice in Manchester Citys win over West Brom Monday. Getty)

Yaya Toure (R) scored twice in Manchester City’s win over West Brom Monday. (Getty)

The first top-four clash in the Barclays Premier League this season takes place on Sunday, when Manchester City welcome champions Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium.

The Etihad has become third largest stadium in the country at 55,097 after a test event of a new stand during the week passed all safety tests. The ground used to hold about 47,000 fans, and was built from 1999-2002.

In terms of the title race, what a difference a weekend makes. Chelsea entered the season as favorites to defend their title, but a wild 2-2 draw with Swansea and a Manchester City beat down of West Brom now has the Sky Blues listed as title favorites according to some.

Chelsea will be without goalie Thibaut Courtois in this one as he was sent off in the Swansea match and had his appeal denied.

Who will come out on top of this top-of-the-table six-pointer? Here’s what you need to know about the match:

The Basics

Diego Costa (2nd L) made his return to the starting lineup against Swansea last weekend. Getty)

Diego Costa (2nd L) made his return to the starting lineup against Swansea last weekend. (Getty)


Manchester City vs. Chelsea


English Premier League Week 2


Sunday, August 16


Etihad Stadium, Manchester


11 a.m. Eastern time; 4 p.m. UK time


NBCSN (US)/Sky Sports 1 (UK): (International viewers, click here for your local provider)


Manchester City 11/10, Chelsea 12/5, Draw 12/5
Over/Under: 2.5 goals
First Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero 9/2, Diego Costa 5/1
0-0 Draw: 10/1
Both Teams to Score: Yes 4/6, No 11/10

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