Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson missed Man City’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool before the international break, with his deputee Claudio BRavo criticized for his performance.
But Ederson is back to boostPep Guardiolafor a must-win game at the Etihad, while Riyard Mahrez starts in place of the suspended Bernardo Silva.
As for Chelsea, Pulisic starts after recovering from a hip injury, though Mason Mount has to settle for a bench role – thoughFrank Lampardcould be taking the decision not to risk the youngster after a couple of recent ankle injuries.
Man City XI:Ederson, Joao Cancelo, Stones, Fernandinho, Mendy, De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva, Mahrez, Aguero, Sterling
Subs:Bravo, Walker, Gundogan, Gabriel Jesus, Jose Angelino, Otamendi, Foden
Chelsea XI:Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Tomori, Emerson Palmieri, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Willian, Abraham, Pulisic
Subs:Christensen, Pedro, Caballero, Giroud, Mount, Batshuayi, James