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How Chelsea could line up against Manchester City

Sports Mole looks at how Chelsea could line up for their Premier League visit to face champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea have the chance to do the double over Premier League champions Manchester City when they visit the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

The Blues became the first team to derail City's title defence with victory in the reverse fixture in December, and a repeat of that feat this weekend would help to consolidate their place in the top four.

Maurizio Sarri's side go into the weekend sitting two points clear of Manchester United, although they could be replaced in the Champions League spots by the time they kick off on Sunday with United in action before them.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up at the Etihad.



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Chelsea are blessed with a clean bill of health at the moment, and Sarri could therefore name a largely unchanged team to the one which swept Huddersfield Town aside last time out.

Antonio Rudiger will be hopeful of a recall in place of Andreas Christensen at the heart of the defence, but that may be the full extent of changes made to the XI as the Italian sticks to a winning formula.

Should that be the case then Gonzalo Higuain will be in line for another start, having opened his Chelsea account with a brace in the rout of Huddersfield, including a stunning second goal.

Eden Hazard also helped himself to two goals against the Terriers and will start once again at the end of a week in which he revealed that he has made a decision over his future at the club.

The likes of Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Pedro are all pushing for starts, but the convincing nature of the win over Huddersfield is likely to force them to make do with a place on the bench once again.

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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City27212474205465
2Liverpool26205159154465
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs26200654252960
4Manchester UnitedMan Utd26156552351751
5Arsenal26155653371650
6Chelsea26155645291650
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2611693433139
8Watford2610793434037
9Everton2796123639-333
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2696113239-733
11Bournemouth26103133747-1033
12Leicester CityLeicester2695123134-332
13Crystal Palace2676132734-727
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2676132839-1127
15Burnley2676132947-1827
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2667132234-1225
17Cardiff CityCardiff2674152447-2325
18Southampton2659122844-1624
19Fulham2645172558-3317
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2625191448-3411

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