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Man City vs Chelsea predicted line-ups: Team news and more ahead of Premier League match – The Independent, Google News


    

             

                                                                  

                                                                         

Manchester Cityhost an in-formChelseaside as both clubs desperately look to make up ground onPremier Leagueleaders Liverpool.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

After drawing 1-1 in the Champions League with Atalanta, Pep Guardiola’s side were comprehensively defeated by Liverpool at Anfield, allowing the Reds to move eight points clear at the top of the table.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Chelsea have won their last six league matches, seeing Frank Lampard’s side soar into third and should be boosted by Christian Pulisic’s return from a hip injury.

                                                                                                                                                                                 

  

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Liverpool face Crystal Palace earlier in the day meaning the gap between first and third could be as much as 11 points by kick-off.

                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Here is everything you need to know:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

    

        

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(Team news)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Man City:Guardiola’s defense are severely hampered by injury with Aymeric Laporte and Oleksandr Zinchenko still missing due to injury.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

However, there’s hope Ederson will recover in time from a thigh strain.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Bernardo Silva is suspended following his one-match ban for his controversial tweet aimed at teammate Benjamin Mendy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Chelsea:Christian Pulisic was forced to pull out of international duty with the US due to a hip injury, however, Chelsea are hopeful the winger will still be available.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ross Barkley should be also be fit to return, while Jorginho returns from suspension.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonio Rudiger remain longer-term absentees.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Predicted line-ups

                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Man City:Ederson; Walker. Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy; David Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero. ********                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Chelsea:Kepa; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson; Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante; Mount, Abraham, Pulisic.                                                                                                                                                                                                      

When is it?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The match is on Saturday 23 November.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

When does it kick-off?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The match gets underway at 5: 30 PM.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

How can I watch the match?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The match will be available to watch and stream on Sky Sports Main Event from 5pm.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

What are the odds?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    (Man City to win: 4/9)

  • Draw: 19 / 5
  • Chelsea to win: 5/1

Prediction:

                                                                                                                                               

Chelsea are riding a good wave of momentum with their young side more than capable of causing the upset. However, City’s quality should ultimately see them rise to the occasion, knowing they can’t afford to let slip any further ground on Liverpool.

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