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Chelsea will play host to Manchester City who are currently in second place in the Premier League table with 41 points behind Liverpool.
The Blues enter this game healthy and with no major injury concerns. But there is a concern, and it’s the form. After an undefeated start to the season, Chelsea has lost two of their last three and are trying to stay in the title fight. Three points will be needed here to do so.
While City, have some big injury concerns, but nothing entirely new. Kevin De Bruyne and Benjamin Mendy are still out injured, but that hasn’t slowed this team down due to the ridiculous depth. The expectation for each match is three points, without two key players or not.
When is it?
It’s today, so Saturday, December 8.
What time is kick-off?
Jorginho and David Luiz are expected to return to Chelsea’s starting line-up.
Mateo Kovacic could start in midfield and Olivier Giroud could come in up front.
Provisional squad: Kepa, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Hazard, Pedro, Kovacic, Giroud, Zappacosta, Willian, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Morata, Luiz, Emerson Palmieri, Loftus-Cheek, Hudson-Odoi, Ampadu, Bulka.
Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne have been ruled out of Saturday’s trip. Striker Aguero is again not being risked due to a muscular problem while the game comes too early for playmaker De Bruyne (knee) after more than a month out.
Left-back Benjamin Mendy (knee) and goalkeeper Claudio Bravo (Achilles) remain on the long-term casualty list.
Provisional squad: Ederson, Muric, Walker, Danilo, Stones, Otamendi, Laporte, Kompany, Delph, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Fernandinho, Sane, Sterling, B Silva, D Silva, Mahrez, Foden, Diaz, Jesus.