Chelsea will be looking to put an end to Manchester City’s unbeaten Premier League run when they meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Manchester City will be eager to maintain their lead at the top of the Premier League table when they travel to Chelsea on Saturday, with just two points separating themselves and second-placed Liverpool heading into the weekend.
Pep Guardiola’s side remain unbeaten all season and have won their last seven consecutive Premier League games, while Chelsea will be eager to bounce back from a disappointing 2-1 away loss to Wolves in the midweek.
Though a crunch clash, both sides will need to look ahead to the congested fixture list that makes up the majority of December, with both managers keen to name a starting XI close to their first-choice as possible while also keeping in mind player fatigue.
Squads & Team News
|Goalkeepers||Arrizabalaga, Caballero, Green|
|Defenders||Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Palmieri|
|Midfielders||Fabregas, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Kante, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic|
|Forwards||Hazard, Pedro, Giroud, Willian, Morata|
Maurizio Sarri has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the meeting with Manchester City, with Eden Hazard having returned to full fitness after missing a few games in the previous weeks due to a slight injury.
Potential Chelsea XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.
|Position||Man City players|
|Defenders||Stones, Laporte, Otamendi, Sandler, Walker, Danilo|
|Midfielders||Fernandinho, Gundogan, Delph, Foden, D. Silva, Diaz, B. Silva, Mahrez|
|Forwards||Jesus, Sterling, Sane|
Sergio Aguero’s injury is a massive blow to a Man City side looking to scoop up all three points at Stamford Bridge, while Kevin De Bruyne is still sidelined with a long-term issue and will not feature against his former side.
Vincent Kompany is still a doubt, with Gabriel Jesus expected to slot in up front in place of Aguero.
Potential Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Mahrez, Jesus, Sterling.