Gary Neville And Jamie Carragher Disagree As They Predict The Score Of Chelsea’s Game Against City

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville says he expects Chelsea to lose 2-1 to Manchester City this weekend.

Speaking on The Overlap podcast, Neville discussed the scoreline with Jamie Carragher. While the former Manchester United defender believes that Mauricio Pochettino’s side have enough attacking weapons to get on the scoresheet, Carragher disagrees:

“I think Chelsea will score,” Neville said, before Carragher replied: “I don’t.”

Neville then followed up by saying: “They have enough quick players to do something stupid. You know like Mudryk and all those. They can do something daft and run through at some point. Jackson. Fernandez has something about him that he’ll create him. We’ll give them one, we’ll go 2-1.”

Chelsea will be up against it at the Etihad

Despite a couple of good results against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace recently, it is not that long ago that the Blues went to Anfield and conceded four goals.

Fans will not want a repeat of that when they face City. This is a very tough fixture, especially when you consider the form that their opponents are in. Pep Guardiola’s men have won 11 games in a row in all competitions.

Pochettino’s side should take inspiration from the game at Stamford Bridge

The Blues drew 4-4 in the reverse fixture against the Cityzens back in November and the home side were unlucky not to secure all three points that day.

Of course, playing away against the Premier League champions is a very different challenge but there are definitely things they can take from that match which they can use in Saturday’s fixture.

Chelsea played on the counter-attack for the most part, but they ended up having more shots than their opponents. City are not watertight defensively and, as Neville says, the Blues do have talented attackers who can exploit any vulnerabilities. Whether it will be enough to get a result this weekend, though, we shall have to wait and see.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.