Man City vs Chelsea will be an entertaining game: Paul Merson predicts five goals in this game

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Paul Merson has revealed that he’s backing Manchester City to win their Premier League clash with Chelsea later today.

The Citizens host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this evening, after earning a point in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have however been very inconsistent throughout the ongoing season, and find themselves 18 points behind today’s opponents.

Speaking on the outcome of the league clash via his Sportskeeda column, former Arsenal star, Merson said: “What Chelsea are turning up? If someone knows, let me know and I’ll predict this one accordingly. They are so hard to predict! Mauricio Pochettino’s side will give everything and scored two late goals to get a smash-and-grab win against Palace.

“They were horrible in the first half but slowly grew into the game after the interval and that game typifies their season.

“They have enough to hurt City, but the home side are just on another level, especially at this stage of the season.

“They are coming on the back of a 3-1 away win against Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League and could even afford to rest a few players for the return leg, so Pep Guardiola’s complete focus will be on this game.

“It’ll be an entertaining game played at a nice level, but I think City will come out on top.”

Merson’s prediction: Manchester City 3-2 Chelsea