The Cityzens face a trip to Stamford Bridge in what could prove to be the clash of the weekend. With table-toppers Manchester City, you always expect fireworks, but the defending Champions Chelsea won’t give in just easily. Both City and Chelsea are in fine form. With the Manchester club running out as winners in a 2-0 win against the Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk. But if anything, Chelsea would come into the fixture with more confidence coming from the back of a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid who have proved to be the top 5 clubs in Europe time and time again. It remains to see how Chelsea players respond to the barrage of dissatisfaction stated by the Chelsea gaffer Antonio Conte despite a quality win in a match where Chelsea took the game to the Madrid outfit at home.
While Manchester City have been rocked with a disastrous double casualty with Mendy facing months on the sidelines due to an ACL and Aguero who was a part of a car crash that caused a rib fracture.
We expect Danilo to play on his weaker foot to deputise in the absence of Benjamin Mendy in the Left Back position. It is widely expected they’ll be playing with this team:
Ederson, Stones, Otamendi, Walker, Danilo, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Jesus, Sane, Bernardo Silva.
Chelsea have David Luiz suspended for the weekend and have Danny Drinkwater and Pedro still carrying knocks. So we expect Chelsea lineup to be:
Courtois, Moses, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill, Alonso, Bakayoko, Kante, Fabregas, Hazard, Morata.