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:
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
Editor’s note: Are you playing daily fantasy yet? Heavy’s partners at DraftKings are paying out $1 billion to daily fantasy players. Sign up with DraftKings promo code HEAVY and get a $600 deposit bonus with no season-long commitment.
Read more about this game in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com: