Chelsea will host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as both teams look to overtake league leaders Arsenal.
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Chelsea seems to be finding a good rhythm after solid play that last few weeks. The Blues have netted 14 goals in the four games they have played in all competitions this month as different players find confidence going forward.
Their offense seemed to be sparked by a controversial opening goal against Cardiff City last Saturday, as Samuel Eto'o nicked the ball off David Marshall and it bounced by the goalkeeper, but they proved far too strong for the remainder of the game and would go on to win 4-1.
The London club looked strong again after a 3-0 UEFA Champions League victory away to Schalke midweek. Fernando Torres scored twice to give Jose Mourinho a welcome selection headache for the top line.
Mourinho will be in the dugout on Sunday after avoiding a touchline ban for his explosive outburst against referee Anthony Taylor last week. He will also be looking to preserve his record of never having lost a league match at Stamford Bridge.
Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City are also in good form having won their last three matches in all competitions.
However, Pellegrini got the better of Mourinho only once in five Primera Liga meetings between Malaga and Real Madrid while they were both in Spain. Pellegrini also suffered a couple of heavy defeats at the Bernabeu including a 7-0 loss in 2011 and 6-2 walloping last season.
Sergio Aguero has netted five goals in those three games and was the player of the match during City's 2-1 victory away to CSKA Moscow on Wednesday. He will be a big test for the Blues' back line on Sunday.
Kick off for the match is at 12:00 p.m. ET and can be watched online here.