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Manchester City v Chelsea past meetings

Antonio Conte will take his Chelsea side to Manchester to face Pep Guardiola for the first time since their arrivals in the Premier League.

Chelsea will be looking to prove their title credentials against Guardiola's Manchester City and extend their run of seven straight league wins.

Often a feisty encounter, the match has amassed 10 red cards in the Premier League era.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at some of the clubs' past meetings in the competition.

Chelsea 0 Manchester City 3 (April 16, 2016)

It had proved a dour Premier League season for both sides as Leicester raced to a shock title triumph, but Manuel Pellegrini's Manchester City were able to increase hopes of Champions League qualification with a 3-0 victory against Guus Hiddink's 10-man Chelsea at Stamford Bridge thanks to Sergio Aguero's hat-trick.

In what was Kevin De Bruyne's return to Chelsea, it was the Belgian who provided the assist when Aguero opened the scoring in the 33rd minute. De Bruyne was at the heart of the Argentine's second goal too, before Thibaut Courtois brought down Fernandinho for a penalty. The goalkeeper was sent off and Aguero completed his hat-trick from the spot.

Manchester City 1 Chelsea 1 (September 21, 2014)

Departed Chelsea legend Frank Lampard came back to haunt the Blues and former boss Jose Mourinho in his first match against Chelsea, putting a halt to their 100 per cent start to the season.

The club's all-time record goalscorer, a 77th minute substitute, raced into the box to equalise for Pellegrini's City in the 85th minute at the Etihad Stadium. The away side had gone ahead in the 71st minute thanks to an Andre Schurrle strike, having seen City's Pablo Zabaleta sent off just minutes before.

Chelsea 2 Manchester City 4 (February 27, 2010)

Off-field issues had surrounded the fixture with all the focus on whether Wayne Bridge would shake John Terry's hand in light of their feud - Bridge refused to. However, the match had enough drama of its own as two howlers from Henrique Hilario saw Carlos Tevez and Craig Bellamy put Roberto Mancini's City 2-1 up.

Juliano Belletti and Michael Ballack would then both see red for the Blues as Tevez and Bellamy bagged braces. Goals from Lampard sandwiched City's four but were not enough to stave off defeat for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Manchester City 1 Chelsea 3 (September 13, 2008)

Sheikh Mansour may have stated his intent at City by snatching the expensive Robinho from under Chelsea's noses, but the Premier League's original Billionaire-backed side showed City that they still sat some way behind them.

Despite a debut strike from Robinho, goals from Ricardo Carvalho, Lampard and Nicolas Anelka gave Luiz Felipe Scolari's Chelsea the win against Mark Hughes' men. Terry was sent off late on for a foul on Jo.

Chelsea 5 Manchester City 0 (March 22, 2003)

This fixture came before the big money arrived for either club. Roman Abramovich would go on to buy Chelsea just months later, but prior to that the Blues had proven that they did not need huge funds to deliver big wins.

A volley from Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink opened the scoring and John Terry doubled Chelsea's advantage before half-time. Goals from Mario Stanic, Lampard and William Gallas sealed a more-than-comfortable win for Claudio Ranieri's side as Sun Jihai was sent off late on for Kevin Keegan's men.


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