Manchester City vs Chelsea:Chelsea survived a major test of their title credentials last weekend againstTottenham, and now Antonio Conte’s men face another challenge on their hands when they take on Manchester City at the Etihad stadium on Saturday in Round 14 of the Premier League. Pep Guardiola’sCity just trail Conte’s Chelsea by one point at the top of the Premier League table and the former Barcelona manager will be determined for a home win to go on top of the League table ending Chelsea’swinning run of seven straight games.The match will feature this season’s top scorers. Man City’s Sergio Aguero and Chelsea’s Diego Costa are both level on 10 goals at the top of the goalscoring charts.
Manchester City vs Chelsea: Team News
Pep Guardiola will be without Long term absentee Vincent Kompany who will be out until theNew Year with knee ligament damage, meaning John Stones will partner Nicolas Otamendi at centre-back after being left out of the team that beat Burnley 2-1 last weekend. Besides that Raheem Sterling, who suffered a knock last week is slated to return and feature alongside Aguero in the front three.Following his two-goal comeback two weeks ago, Yaya Toure will be in contention again, although Ilkay Gundogan and Fernandinho are also among the options, Guardiola has to feature in the middle of the park.
John Terry will still be missing for Chelsea after the Blues captain suffered a muscular injury last week, which kept him out of the squad that beat Spurs on Saturday. Mikel John Obi also looks likely to be missing with a muscular injury while Cesc Fabregas and Willian are set for spots on the bench. Also, Kurt Zoumais fit again following an anterior cruciate ligament injury but whether he will feature in Conte’s plans is what will be left to witness.
Chelsea vs Manchester City: Predicted Starting Line-up
Manchester City starting XI (4-2-3-1): Bravo, Sagna, Stones, Otamendi, Kolarov, Fernandinho, Toure, Sterling, De Bruyne, Nolito, Aguero
Chelsea starting XI (3-4-3): Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Costa, Hazard
Manchester City vs Chelsea Match Details
Venue: City of Manchester Stadium, Manchester
Date: December 3
Time:12.30pm (Local time) 6PM (IST)
Referee : Anthony Taylor
Chelsea vs Manchester City :TV Guide
The match between City and Chelsea will be broadcasted onSKY GO Extra, BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio Manchester, Sky Sports 1/HD UK, NOW TV UK, Sky Go UK in the United Kingdom,NBC Sports Live, NBCSN, SiriusXM FC in the United States and Star Sports Select HD 1 in India.
Manchester City vs Chelsea : Match Prediction
The match will be quite aheavy tussle between the two top tier clubs in the Premier league and an equally great battle between two of the greatest tacticians of modern day football. Our prediction stands at a 1-1 draw with Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero netting their respective goals for their clubs.