Manchester City will make the trip to Stamford Bridge in order to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday hoping to remain at the top of the table.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are currently setting the pace for the Premier League as they have racked up 41 points in 15 games yet to face defeat in England’s top flight this season. As brilliant as City have been in offensive situations, scoring 45 goals so far, to have conceded just seven goals in 15 games is just outstanding. It will be near impossible for teams to catch up with them in terms of goal difference, but their nearest competitors Liverpool are trying their best to stay intact.
This game has all the ingredients to be one of the games of the season, but we have witnessed some big games ending in stalemates this season. But with some serious star attackers on display, it’s highly unlikely that this game could end goalless.
When & Where?
Venue: Stamford Bridge
Kick-off: 5.30pm, December 8
Heading into the game at West London, Manchester City has some big injury issues for their regular starters with Sergio Aguero failing to achieve full fitness as yet.
Benjamin Mendy will not feature and the likes of Claudio Bravo and Kevin de Bruyne are unavailable as well.
Eden Hazard and Raheem Sterling have been most influential for their respective clubs. In fact, they have been directly impacting the results, moreover changing it in their favour.
Both the forwards have shown flashes of brilliance from the start and have glimpsed us through things to come. Of late, particularly this season, Sterling has been nothing but sensational, being Guardiola’s integral recipe for success.
Two of them are equally skilled and gifted; unstoppable so far this season. Both are unique in their approach and there is no way to stop them. (Click Here to read the battle in depth)
German winger Leroy Sane might make way for Raheem Sterling into the starting XI with Gabriel Jesus confirmed of a starting berth due to Aguero’s groin injury. The two Silva’s from Spain and Portugal respectively, have been dictating terms so beautifully in midfield this season and once again they will hog a lot of limelight coming up against N’golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Jorginho. Aymeric Laporte might start ahead of senior man Vincent Kompany and apart from that, no changes are expected in the backline.
Line up: Ederson Moraes; Fabian Delph, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Kyle Walker; Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, David Silva; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, Riyad Mahrez.