It was disappointment for Manchester City and, to a lesser extent, Chelsea on Wednesday night when the Premier League powerhouses failed to win their opening matches of the Champions League Group Stage.
Conceding late to Bayern Munich denied City a point while Jose Mourinho’s side had to settle for a 1-1 home draw with Bundesliga strugglers, Schalke.
Both sides must regain their focus for this weekend when they meet in what promises to be a blockbuster clash at the Etihad Stadium. First-place Chelsea will enter the match as slight favorites, having taken all 16 points possible from their first four matches but last year’s champions, City, are sure to provide strong competition despite their 5th place status.
A victory for City will be crucial if they are to keep Chelsea from running away from the pack. A win on Sunday for Mourinho’s men could see them go as far as five points ahead in this young Premier League season. Eager to thresh out all the narratives, Joe Prince-Wright and myself sat down with Jenna Corrado to discuss what each side needs to accomplish to secure victory.