Premier League: Manchester City Host Chelsea, Manchester United Travel To Crystal Palace

| March 3 , 2018 , 13:31 IST

With back-to-back wins against Arsenal with a similar scoreline of 3-0, league leaders Manchester City host defending Champions of Premier League Chelsea on Sunday.

After facing second-placed Manchester United the week before, Chelsea faces City in an intriguing battle. Having lost the match to United, Antonio Conte’s men have to brave City’s onslaught to regain momentum and be in the run for a top four position.

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Manchester City’s outclassing Arsenal was a spectacle to watch. Guardiola didn’t let complacency play a factor as his team bulldozered their way past the Gunners. But, they will have to be at their best yet again even though they face Chelsea with only two days of rest.

Chelsea started the match well against the second places Jose Mourinho side Manchester United but were defeated by a comprehensive performance by their former striker Romelu Lukaku. The big Belgian scored one and made another to put his marker on the match and displaying that he can deliver when the time calls for him to perform.

An intent which will come handy for Manchester United. With the Premier League title hopes looking bleak after every game week, their charge on UEFA Champions League and FA Cup still remain.

But, it would be foolish for the Red Devils to look past their current opponents in the shape of Crystal Palace on Tuesday, who’ve had a resurrection under new manager Roy Hodgson. They still sit awfully close to the relegation zone and will be looking to pounce on any opportunity to gather points for safety.

Elsewhere, high-flying Liverpool host Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday. The third-placed team will be looking to keep up the chase for the second place in the premier league as they trail United by 2 points.

Meanwhile, fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspurs host Huddersfield on Saturday at Wembley and sixth-placed Arsenal travel to Brighton to get their season back on track.