Chelsea Vs Manchester City: Probable Lineups and Team News
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Chelsea welcomes Manchester City to the bridge later today as they aim to solidify their position in the top four of the Premier League. The blues will be highly motivated knowing that they could go third with Liechester City dropping points in their last match.
Though they are currently fourth on the league table, the blues will be mindful as they are closely followed by a determined Manchester United side who reduced the gap between them to two points with a 3 nil rout of Sheffield United on Wednesday.
Coming from a 2-1 win over Aston Villa, the team looks sharp and set to continue winning, a win here will take them to just one point behind third placed Liechester City.
Frank Lampard's side will enjoy a full complement of their first team players with Jorginho back on the squad after serving his one match suspension. Callum Hudson-Odoi remains a doubt due to a muscles problem.
On the line up, Kepa Arrizabalaga will likely start in goal after a solid performance last time out. Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso are likely to start in defence. Reece James may likely replace Cesar Azpilicueta at right back if the boss decides to go for pace rather than experience with Marcos Alonso dropping to the bench for lack of pace.
Midfield will see the arrival of Jorginho with N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic completing the trio.
Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic who both netted a goal each in the last game are likely to start with Willian completing the front line. The 4-3-3 formation will look thus: View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Manchester City are in fine form scoring eight goals in their last two matches against Arsenal and Burnley, Although they are 20 points behind Liverpool, the defending champions will look to delay the champions elect for at least a few more weeks.
The Citizens are likely to line up in a 4-3-3 formation with Ederson in goal; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte and Mendy are likely to man the defence; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Gundogan in midfield while Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling will star in the attack on either sides of Gabriel Jesus who will play as the target man in the absence of Sergio Aguero. Pep Guardiola’s men will line up thus: View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
The match is scheduled to kick off at about 19:15GMT.
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