Gameweek 7 of the Premier League season takes centre stage this weekend and the 5:30 kick-off on Saturday sees Premier League champions Chelsea take on league leaders Manchester City in what should prove to be a cracking encounter.
Our man Danny Archer, fresh from nailing winners in the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League in midweek is on the hunt for more winners this weekend and here is his analysis of the game...
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Chelsea - 31/20
Manchester City - 19/10
Draw - 5/2
Chelsea - This looks sure to be a cracking encounter at Stamford Bridge with the home side really finding their form domestically recently. Third in the Premier League table, Chelsea are unbeaten since a 3-2 defeat at the Bridge to Burnley on the first weekend of the Premier League season. Victories over Tottenham (2-1), Everton (0-0), Leicester (2-1), Stoke (4-0) and a creditable 0-0 draw with Arsenal has seen Conte's men procure 13 points in the league table, 3 points behind Saturday's rivals.
In the Champions League, Chelsea have notched two wins from two matches following a 6-0 home victory over FK Qarabag and a 2-1 away win at the Wanda Metropolitano against Atletico Madrid in midweek. The latter victory was seriously impressive from Chelsea who on the face of things deserved to win that match by a more comfortable margin but they showed their champion quality with a Batshuayi winner with the last kick of the game.
Chelsea were the only side in last season's Premier League to beat Manchester in both matches and with Alvaro Morata scoring six goals in six Premier League matches and I really fancy Conte's men to win this match. Pedro could return to the side and Eden Hazard could have his first start in the Premier League on Saturday.
Manchester City - Pep Guardiola's side are top of the Premier League table having taken 16 points from a possible 18 and they will look to hold on to their advantage over bitter rivals Manchester United with a victory at Stamford Bridge.
They might have primarily beaten lesser rivals so far this season but City's form has been nothing short of sensational. Victories over Brighton (2-0), Bournemouth (2-1), Liverpool (5-0), Watford (6-0), Crystal Palace (5-0), coupled with a 1-1 draw with Everton highlight the potent strike-force at Guardiola's disposal, with 21 goals coming from those six games, with City also 4-0 and 2-0 victors in the Champions League over Feyenoord and Skakhtar Donetsk respectively.
However, following a car crash in Amsterdam this week in which he sustained a broken rib, Sergio Aguero will not be able to lead the forward line. Despite that, a wealth of talent including Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus, David Silva, who has the most amount of assists in the Premier League this season (6) and Kevin De Bruyne are able deputies. A bigger miss may be City's loss of Benjamin Mendy to a ruptured cruciate ligament and Vincent Kompany's continued enforced absence with a calf injury.
Manchester City are unbeaten in 14 Premier League games but Guardiola, except for a penalty shootout Super Cup final win, has never beaten Chelsea in seven competitive matches as a manager. This is probably the best game of the season so far and every neutral is hoping for an end-to-end humdinger.
Verdict - I've been so impressed with Chelsea in recent weeks that I fancy them to win this. Morata, Hazard and Pedro's attacking prowess will be punctuated by a solid midfield due of Kante and Bakayoko and that makes them strong contenders to win this in my opinion.
Archer's Selections -
Chelsea to win - 31/20 Unibet
Chelsea or Draw - 4/9
Both Teams To Score - 4/7
Alvaro Morata To Score 13/10