Manchester City vs Chelsea Preview and Prediction:
|Start Date||4th March 2018 – 16:00 GMT|
Chelsea have to beat Manchester city this weekend to stand a chance of returning to the premier League top 4 at the first opportunity.
A 2-1 loss to Manchester United last time out allowed Tottenham to leapfrog the reigning champions and Spurs host Huddersfield 25 hours before kick-off at Etihad Stadium so could be five points clear come Sunday.
city, meanwhile, keep to motor towards the title after thrashing Arsenal for the second time in 5 games, first in the EFL Cup final earlier than a league meeting at Emirates Stadium, each with the aid of a 3-0 scoreline
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TEA M NEWS
Raheem Sterling returned to training ahead of Thursday’s game however was no longer risked. He may want to return here.
Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi have started out the last matches, so John Stones and Aymeric Laporte will hope to advantage from playing time here.
Kyle Walker limped off against Arsenal in midweek however Pep Guardiola is confident not anything is seriously incorrect.
Fabian Delph continues to be suspended for the hosts, so Danilo or Oleksandr Zinchenko will deputise at left-back.
Antonio Conte must determine among Alvaro Morata, Eden hazard or Olivier Giroud through the middle.
Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger battle for a spot in Chelsea’s back 3.
Expected Lineup Of Manchester City
Lineup: Ederson; Danilo, Otamendi, Stones, Zinchenko; de Bruyne, Gundogan, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Sane.
Missing Players Of Manchester City
Expected Lineup Of Chelsea
Lineup: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Drinkwater, Alonso; Willian, Giroud, Hazard.
Missing Players Of Chelsea