Chelsea will play against Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the seventh round of match in the Premier League this season. The excitement level is on the high before this game as the second and third positioned team in the League Table will battle amongst themselves to have the edge over the title at the start of the season.
Chelsea are currently situated at 3rd position in the League Table with 13 points in their 6 encounters so far. They will try to level the points with Manchester City who are currently on 16 points from their 6 encounters so far. Chelsea probably will not get a better opportunity to play against City than this as Aguero, Mendy, Kompany all are ruled out of the squad for this match.
Chelsea had won a very difficult away match against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League with a last minute. Alvaro Morata is in great form for Chelsea this season and the Spanish Striker had already scored 6 goals in his Premier League Career this season and will surely be in the contest of leading goalscorer of the League till the end. Manchester City was also victorious against Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League match on Tuesday. They are also getting one more day of rest before this match than Chelsea. So the things will not be very easy for Antonio Conte and his players to overcome the challenge of City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Team News :
David Luiz will be out of the squad due to his red card against Arsenal and will miss this crucial fixture. Danny Drinkwater has also a sustained calf injury and will be unavailable. Courtois will surely start at Chelsea goal. Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Cahill and Christensen will probably in the central defense for Chelsea. Alonso, Kante, Bakayoko, Hazard and Fabregas all are expected to start against City in the heart of the midfield. Morata will start up front, in the upfront for them.
The formation could be quite similar to their opponents on the night, though Conte might at times switch to a 4-4-2, as he has done in the past, with both Hazard and Morata right up front.
Manchester City :
Sergio Aguero is out of the squad for this match due to his car accident in Amsterdam. Benjamin Mendy is also not available as he is injured at this moment. Vincent Kompany has been remained a long term absentee for City.
Ederson will start at City Goal. Walker, Otamendi, Stones and Delph should start in the defense. Sane, Silva, David Silva, Fernandinho, De Bruyne and Sterling will probably start in the midfield while Jesus will be there as the lone striker upfront for Manchester City.
Chelsea : (4-5-1)
Goalkeeper : Courtois
Defenders : Rudiger, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta.
Midfielders : Hazard, Kante, Bakayoko, Fabregas, Alonso.
Attackers : Morata.
Manchester City : (4-5-1)
Goalkeeper : Ederson
Defenders : Walker, Otamendi, Stones, Delph.
Midfielders : De Bruyne, David Silva, Sane, Fernandinho, Sterling.
Attackers : Jesus.
My Predicted Scoreline :
Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City.
The home support might be the key factor in this fixture, which might propel the Londoners to an important win.