The Premier League champions are about to host the current league leaders at Stamford Bridge on Saturday. And this Chelsea vs Manchester City is certainly the biggest attraction of the weekend.
The recent forms of both the teams are on a very high note. The home team have snatched a 2-1 dominated away victory over the Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in the Champions League fixture. On the other hand, Manchester City also have secured a dominated 2-0 home victory against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. In the Premier League also both the teams are on dream runs so far. So, we can expect a hard-fought battle on Saturday. Chelsea man-in-charge Antonio Conte will be highly optimistic in closing the points gap with the visitors. On the other hand, Pep Guardiola also will be desperate to secure a victory shaking off his previous records against The Blues.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Team News:
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will be in a more relaxed position than the Manchester City manager with the availability of the players. Chelsea defender David Luiz will remain suspended for the second of his three-match suspension. In addition, Danny Drinkwater is still unavailable due to his unrecovered injury. So, the youngster Andreas Christensen might make his place in the starting XI for the second consecutive matches. Eden Hazard is also expected to start the game for the first time in the Premier League.
On the other hand, for Pep Guardiola, the key striker Sergio Aguero is unavailable following his reports claiming an accident according to various sources. In addition to that, the left-wing-back Benjamin Mendy is also not available following an injury. So, the young Brazilian Gabriel Jesus and the ex-Real Madrid player Danilo will find their spots in the starting XI.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Possible Line-ups:
Chelsea vs Manchester City Key Players:
For Chelsea, their top scorer till now, Alvaro Morata is a key factor. In addition to that, Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas can be a nightmare to any team. Marcos Alonso’s deliveries can ask some questions to the City defence.
For Manchester City, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva’s deliveries are really dreadful to any opponents. Apart from that, the presence of the forward line including Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane also can cause damage to the Chelsea defence.
Chelsea vs Manchester City Head-To-Head:
Chelsea Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-D-W
Manchester City Latest Form (All Competitions): W-W-W-W-W
Chelsea vs Manchester City Betting Odds (Bet365):
Chelsea – 2.75
Draw – 3.60
Manchester City – 2.60
Live Streaming Link:
The game is scheduled on Saturday, 30th September 2017 from 10:00 PM IST and will be telecast on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select HD1 for Indian viewers. However, for online streaming links send us a message on our official Facebook page.