With a strong track record at Stamford Bridge, Al Hain-Cole thinks the visitors’ leading man holds the key for Guardiola’s men against the Blues
Having scored a hat-trick in his side’s 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge last season, Sergio Aguero will be hoping to inspire a crucial victory once again when Manchester City take on Chelsea on Wednesday.
Four of the Argentina international’s six goals against the Blues have come in West London, and he is available at 15/4 (4.75) with dabblebet to silence the home crowd once more by opening the scoring in this one.
With eight goals to his name in the last eight matches for Pep Guardiola’s men, the 28-year-old certainly looks like strong value at 21/20 (2.05) to strike anytime against a defence that has not kept a clean sheet in seven Premier League fixtures.
Likely to start alongside Aguero in a fluid front three, Raheem Sterling can be backed at 5/2 (3.50) to find the net for the first time in seven games, although Leroy Sane looks like better value at 14/5 (3.80) after hitting five in his last eight club appearances.
Currently enjoying an unusually prolific streak of three goals in six matches for club and country, David Silva is priced at 10/3 (4.33) to strike for the second time in his career against this opposition.
At the other end of the pitch, top-scorer Diego Costa is the 10/3 (4.33) favourite to break the deadlock against a team he scored past in a 3-1 victory earlier on in the season, and on offer at 10/11 (1.91) to merely add to his 17 goals for the campaign.
Also on the scoresheet in that victory at the Etihad Stadium, Eden Hazard can be backed at 6/4 (2.50) to maintain the fine form that has earned him 11 goals for the season so far, while Pedro is a 2/1 (3.00) shot to end his four-match goal drought.
Having struck in two of the last three encounters between the teams, Willian could prove a lucrative longer shot at 5/2 (3.50) in what promises to be an entertaining clash.