Former Manchester City player Trevor Sinclair is backing the team to end their recent struggles against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

City head to the capital having lost their last three matches against Chelsea at three separate venues.

They were beaten by Thomas Tuchel's side in the FA Cup at Wembley, at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League and then, most gallingly for City supporters, in Portugal in the Champions League final.

Given the strong start Chelsea have enjoyed to the Premier League season, it's understandable there is a sense of apprehension for this fixture from sections of the City fanbase.

After all, City visit Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League this week - with a trip to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League in between - and manager Pep Guardiola will be wary of them losing more ground after a stuttering start to the campaign.

However, speaking on TalkSPORT, Sinclair said he thinks City will go to Stamford Bridge and secure what would be a vital win in in the Premier League title race.

"Listen it's a big game, and I think more mentally for Manchester City because obviously last season, they lost the last three fixtures against them," he said.

"...Early kick off, they've had a day's more rest after the EFL Cup games and I actually think they're going to win.

"You know everything tells me that I should fancy Chelsea to win this game, but I've just got a feeling - it's like 'me against the world' kind of mentality with City going into this game, Pep's already spikey!

"He's already coming out and saying, 'as soon as we lose a game or as soon as we don't win a game, everyone's gonna say we losing this because we've not got a striker.' So he's a bit spiky already, so I think he's going to portray that on to the players."

After Guardiola infamously named no defensive midfielders in his starting line up in the Champions League final against Chelsea, it'll be intriguing to see what team he fields in an attempt to get one over on Tuchel.

City trail Chelsea by two points going into the showdown at the Bridge, with the Londoners yet to concede a goal from open play in the Premier League this season.