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Manchester City hosts Chelsea on Sunday in a game equally important for both teams. On one side, the Citizens are need points to keep up with Liverpool in the title race. On the other, Chelsea desperately need a top-four spot so they can reserve their place in European competition.

After a surprising defeat by Newcastle that almost ruined their plans, Pep Guardiola‘s side quickly got back on track with six points from their last two games. Chelsea’s performance has been more inconsistent lately with the team lacking a leading figure in every line on the pitch.

However, this game might be a bit different, thanks to Gonzalo Higuain‘s arrival. Maurizio Sarri made sure to strengthen the team’s strike force during the January transfer window. In came a pure striker that Chelsea’s squad needed given the departure of Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud’s loss of form.

This move boosted the Blues’ confidence. After a embarrassing 4-0 defeat by Bournemouth, they got back on track with a 5-0 win over Huddersfield in which the Argentinian scored twice. But will his arrival be enough for the team to get anything out of the City clash?

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