On September 25, 2021, Manchester City will travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea in an EPL match. Chelsea won the most recent Premier League encounter between them and are expected to defeat Pep Guardiola's side again due to Chelsea's current form and home advantage. However, there is a harsh history that could be repeated on September 25, 2021, when Chelsea and Mancity meet again.
What September 25 history do Chelsea and Manchester City share in common that could be repeated tomorrow? The following paragraph gives more details.
In 2010, Chelsea started the season well with 5 wins out of 5. They thrashed West Bromwich Albion and Wigan Athletic in their first two opening matches of the 2010-11 season, scoring 12 goals in the process and conceding none. They also defeated Stoke City, West Ham and Blackpool to make it a hundred percent EPL record for the Blues, who were tipped to lift the trophy in the 2010-11 season. However, their sixth English Premier League match of the 2010/2011 season happened to fall on September 25 of 2010. And it was a match between Chelsea and Manchester City. How did the match turn out to be?
Chelsea started the match on a high that day. In fact, former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini had, before the match, acknowledged that Chelsea were unstoppable and would cruise to the title that season. But on that fateful day, Chelsea conceded their first defeat of the season at the hands of Manchester City through former City player, Carlos Tevez.
Tevez ran almost the entire length of the pitch before taking advantage of former Chelsea left back Ashley Cole to blast a shot past Petr Cech and inside the back of the Chelsea net. Manchester City won the match 1-0 at the end. There is a high chance that history could repeat itself again due to the similarities between tomorrow's match between Chelsea and Manchester City and that of the 2010-11 EPL match between them both.
Interestingly, just like in the 2010/11 EPL season, when match-day 6 was played on September 25, 2010, match-day 6 of the 2021-22 season will be played on September 25th and 26th, 2021.
Concidentally, just as it was in 2010, Chelsea will play Manchester City on Saturday, September 25th, 2021.
Prior to the match, expectations had already heightened for Chelsea given that they had defeated Manchester City 3 times on a roll; in the FA Cup, the EPL and in the UCL last season. So all eyes are on Thomas Tuchel's team to continue their dominance of Mancity tomorrow, enroute to lifting the trophy this season.
Another thing about the similarities and why history could be repeated again tomorrow is that just like in 2010, when Chelsea were unbeaten in their first five matches, this season they are also unbeaten in their first five games of this season, and have yet to concede a defeat.
So, if every factor plays out again, history is likely to be repeated tomorrow, September 25, 2021, and a 0-1 win for the visitors is likely to happen again as both teams will defend with everything they've got. Like I pointed out, history always repeats itself, and tomorrow's fixture between Chelsea and Manchester City is one such instance of history that has to be repeated.
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