Chelsea v Manchester City: match preview

Chelsea will go six points above Manchester City if Thomas Tuchel records his fourth consecutive victory over Pep Guardiola. The stakes are high before this repeat of last season’s Champions League final. City will be desperate to avoid another stumble after drawing at home to Southampton last weekend and have injury concerns over Ilkay Gündogan, Rodri, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte. Chelsea, who will be boosted by Édouard Mendy’s return in goal, will sense a chance to tighten their grip on top spot. However Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic are out for Tuchel’s side. Jacob Steinberg

Saturday 12.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Stamford Bridge

Last season Chelsea 1 Manchester City 3

Referee Michael Oliver

This season G4 Y11 R1 3 cards/game

Odds H 7-4 A 16-9 D 23-10

CHELSEA
Subs from Arrizabalaga, Bettinelli, Chalobah, James, Sarr, Hudson-Odoi, Saul, Chilwell, Loftus-Cheek, Barkley, Ziyech, Havertz

Doubtful None

Injured Mount (knock, 29 Sept, Pulisic (ankle, 29 Sep)

Suspended None

Discipline Y4 R1

Form WWDWW

Leading scorer Lukaku 3

MANCHESTER CITY
Subs from Steffen, Carson, Delap, Palmer, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Jesus,
Foden, Sterling, Aké, Stones, Mbete

Doubtful Stones, Laporte, Gündogan, Zinchenko, Rodri (all match fitness)

Injured None

Suspended None

Discipline Y5 R0

Form LWWWD

Leading scorer Torres 2

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