Here, Sports Mole selects its strongest combined XI from both squads, using only players available for this weekend's encounter.
With Ederson having seemingly recovered from a muscle injury and Kepa Arrizabalaga having remained inconsistent during his second year at Stamford Bridge, it is only logical that we select the Brazilian stopper between the sticks.
While the full-back positions throw up a tougher choice, Kyle Walker and Emerson Palmieri have produced the better all-round performances on the right and left respectively, resulting in Cesar Azpilicueta and Benjamin Mendy missing out on a place in this team.
Having returned from injury, John Stones is our first choice in the centre of the backline, with Kurt Zouma's greater experience and physical presence earning him a spot in the side over Fikayo Tomori.
Ilkay Gundogan has been preferred to the World Cup winner, with Kevin De Bruyne the first name on our teamsheet on the right-hand side of a midfield three.
The selection of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero is also a no-brainer, leaving a solitary role vacant in one of the wide positions.body check tags ::