Chelsea vs Manchester City clash on Saturday ⁠— Werner, Gundogan and other players to watch out for

May 7, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

This epic clash is seen as a preview or a rehearsal ahead of their...

...UEFA Champions League (UCL) Final meeting at 12.30 a.m. (IST) on May 30.

Credit: TOI

In the English Premier League (EPL), Manchester City is leading the table with 80 points...

...and Chelsea is at fourth position with 61 points, as of now.

Credit: TOI

Chelsea, managed by Thomas Tuchel, is coming off a 2-0 win...

...against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final.

Credit: TOI

Manchester City had beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 in the other semi-final clash in the UEFA Champions League.

Credit: TOI

Man City player to watch out for: Riyadh Mahrez who scored both the goals against PSG.

Credit: TOI

Mahrez, the former Leicester City star, has scored the only hattrick...

...for Man City this season against Burnley in Nov 2020.

Credit: Wikipedia

Ilkay Gundogan with 12 goals in the English Premier League and...

...3 in Champions League, is the other key player to watch out for.

Credit: Wikipedia

Ilkay Gundogan ranks tenth in EPL’s top goal scorers this season.

Credit: Facebook

On the other side, from Chelsea, Timo Werner and Tammy Abraham both have 12 goals this season.

Credit: Wikipedia

While both have been equally successful in the English Premier League,...

...Werner has scored more goals in the Champions League.

Credit: Wikipedia

Werner scored 4 goals but his conversion at goal is half, 15 percent, compared to Ilkay Gundogan’s 33 percent

Credit: Wikipedia

Oliver Giroud from Chelsea with 11 goals this season...

...has an accuracy of 60 percent and conversion of 31 percent.

Credit: Wikipedia

Mason Mount, the other goal scorer from Chelsea against Real Madrid,...

...also has 9 goals this season including 2 in Champions League matches.

Credit: Wikipedia

When both sides have enough firepower in the form of strikers, the defence may become the differentiator.

Credit: Wikipedia

Man City has conceded fewer goals than Chelsea in both EPL and Champions League.

Credit: Wikipedia

However, Chelsea had managed to beat Tuchel’s men 1-0 in their last FA Cup clash in April.

Credit: Wikipedia

More than 350 Indonesian healthcare workers vaccinated with China's Sinovac vaccine got COVID-19 and dozens are hospitalized, raising questions about the vaccine's efficacy on variants