It’s 1st vs. 3rd this lunchtime, with just a point separating Manchester City and table-toppers Chelsea ahead of the weekend’s biggest match. Chelsea have won seven Premier League games in a row, while Manchester City are six unbeaten through a mixture of wins and draws.
City have not lost a game in any competition at home since March, but the last three league games at the Etihad Stadium have resulted in 1-1 draws. Such a result might be deemed acceptable by both Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte at this stage of the season, but the Chelsea boss would be the happier and Pep will hope for a big performance on par with the Barcelona game.
Anthony Taylor is today’s referee and here are the lineups selected by the two renowned coaches:
Manchester City XI: Bravo, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Navas, Sane, Silva, De Bruyne, Aguero
Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Fabregas, Alonso, Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard
Today’s match can be viewed on Sky Sports 1 in the UK. A full list of TV coverage from around the world can be found here.
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