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How Chelsea could line up against Manchester City

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for Saturday's Stamford Bridge showdown with Premier League leaders and champions Manchester City.

Chelsea welcome Premier League leaders Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening looking to arrest a recent slump in form.

Maurizio Sarri's side have won just one of their last four league games and have lost two of their last three, including a shock 2-1 defeat at the hands of Wolverhampton Wanderers in midweek.

A 10-point gap now separates Chelsea from Pep Guardiola's side when just a few weeks ago the Londoners looked like potential title challengers, and defeat on Saturday could end any lingering hopes of clawing their way back into the race.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up against the champions.



Possible CHE XI vs. MNC

Out: Marco van Ginkel (knee)
Doubtful: Victor Moses (back), Ross Barkley (ankle)

Sarri handed rare starts to Andreas Christensen and Cesc Fabregas at Molineux, but both are expected to drop out of the side for this one as the Blues return to full strength.

Jorginho and David Luiz will return in their place, but Ruben Loftus-Cheek could keep his spot in the side after scoring against Wolves. An ankle problem for Ross Barkley is likely to help his cause, although Mateo Kovacic is also in contention for a midfield spot.

There could be further changes up front, with Alvaro Morata once again failing to impress against Wolves and facing a battle to keep his place in the side under pressure from Olivier Giroud.

Willian was also underwhelming at Molineux and so Pedro - who has five Premier League goals to his name already this season - could come into the front three alongside Eden Hazard.

> Click here to see how Man City could line up for this fixture

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Ross Barkley in action for Chelsea in the EFL Cup on January 24, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool31237170185276
2Manchester CityMan City30242479215874
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs30201957322561
4Arsenal30186663392460
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd30177658401858
6Chelsea30176750331757
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves30128103836244
8Watford30127114244-243
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham31126134146-542
10Leicester CityLeicester31125144043-341
11Everton31117134342140
12Bournemouth31115154356-1338
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle3198143140-935
14Crystal Palace3096153641-533
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2996143242-1033
16Southampton3079143450-1630
17Burnley3186173559-2430
18Cardiff CityCardiff3084182757-3028
19Fulham3145222970-4117
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3135231857-3914

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