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Key Stat: Man City have not led at half-time in any of their last 19 league meetings with Chelsea
Expert Verdict: Jose Mourinho outwitted the eventual champions last season and Chelsea have the ability to do it again. They have scored nine goals in their two away games and Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have settled in brilliantly. The Blues have far more potency in attack than last season but still possess the steel required to keep a check on City’s creative players.
REFEREE: Mike Dean STADIUM:
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at West Ham||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Liverpool have won four of their last five league games at Upton Park
Expert Verdict: West Ham have made a shaky start at home this season, losing twice in the league and going out of the League Cup against Sheffield United and things could get worse here. Liverpool need a response after defeat against Villa, and haven’t lost in their last four league matches against the Hammers.
REFEREE: Craig Pawson STADIUM: Boleyn Ground
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Mainz||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Dortmund have won their last six matches against Mainz
Expert Verdict: Borussia Dortmund were outstanding when beating Arsenal 2-0 on Tuesday and they should be up to the job of justifying odds-on favouritism at Mainz. The hosts lost key personnel over the summer and their decent start has mainly been due to a soft set of opponents in Paderborn, Hannover and Hertha Berlin.
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Nantes||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Nantes have scored just one first-half goal this season
Expert Verdict: Defences look as if they might have the upper hand in this one. Nantes have scored more than one goal in just one of their last 16 league games while Nice have failed to notch in their last five away matches, so it would be no surprise if the teams finished level.
REFEREE: STADIUM: La Beaujoire-Louis-Fonteneau
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Atl Madrid||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Atletico Madrid have won the last five meetings between these sides
Expert Verdict: Atletico Madrid slipped up in the Champions League in midweek, losing 3-2 at Olympiakos, and Diego Simeone will demand a response against Celta Vigo. The visitors have made an unbeaten start but Atletico’s home record last season was outstanding, and they can get in front early on.
REFEREE: STADIUM: Vicente Calderon, Madrid
|Recent Form||Last Head-To-Heads at Milan||Recent Form|
Key Stat: Juventus finished 45 points ahead of Milan last season
Expert Verdict: Milan won a crazy match 5-4 against Parma last week, but they won’t be able to adopt such a gung-ho approach against Juventus, who are the better organised outfit. The Old Lady beat Milan home and away last term, and three clean sheets from their opening three games suggest that it’s business as usual this season.
REFEREE: STADIUM: San Siro
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