MX23RW : Tuesday, January 21 03:22:02| >> :600:4982249:4982249:
Nov 23, 2019 at 5.30pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 54,486
Man CityManchester City
2-1
Chelsea
De Bruyne (29'), Mahrez (37')
FT(HT: 2-1)
Kante (21')

How Chelsea could line up against Manchester City

Ahead of Saturday's Premier League fixture between Manchester City and Chelsea, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up at the Etihad Stadium.

Chelsea make the trip to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City having put together a six-match winning streak in the Premier League.

Recording maximum points since September 28 has moved the Blues into third position in the standings, one point ahead of Saturday's opponents.

However, Frank Lampard is preparing for the game in the North-West with a number of issues remaining in the treatment room, as well as having a dilemma over which formation to use for one of their toughest tests of the campaign.

Here, Sports Mole predicts how Chelsea could line up for the showdown with the top-flight champions.


CHEXI VS. MNC.

Out: Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Achilles), Antonio Rudiger (groin),
Doubtful: Ross Barkley (ankle), Christian Pulisic (hip)

While Lampard has frequently used one creative midfielder as part of a three-man combination this season, the Englishman may instead opt to use Jorginho, N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic for a game of this magnitude.

Should Lampard decide on that approach, Mason Mount may drop down to the substitutes' bench, providing that Christian Pulisic has shaken off a hip injury.

Cesar Azpilicueta was rested for the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace before the international break, but the Spaniard should get the nod over Reece James for this match.

Despite Andreas Christensen returning to full fitness, Kurt Zouma and Fikayo Tomori are expected to keep their places in the centre of the backline.

Ross Barkley may feature in the squad after an ankle problem, although the playmaker is only likely to make the bench.

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

body check tags ::
Share this article now:
New Instagram promo
Ross Barkley warms up for Chelsea on August 13, 2019
Read Next:
How Chelsea could line up against Palace
>
Sports Mole Logo
Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole's free daily transfer newsletter! Sent twice a day during the transfer window.

rhs 2.0
Championship
Serie A
Australian Open First Round
11.30pm
Millman
Humbert
11.30pm
Davidovich Fokina
Gombos
11.30pm
Schwartzman
Harris
11.30pm
Hurkacz
Novak
11.30pm
Cilic
Moutet
11.30pm
Ito
Gunneswaran
11.30pm
Paire
Stebe
11.30pm
Gasparyan
Sakkari
11.30pm
Hibino
Peng
11.30pm
Konta
Jabeur
11.30pm
Brengle
Garcia
11.30pm
Juvan
Yastremska
11.30pm
Ferro
Van Uytvanck
Suspended
Garin
Travaglia
6 6 1
4 3 1
Suspended
Lopez
Bautista Agut
2 2
6 1
Suspended
Giustino
Raonic
2 1 2
6 6 5
Suspended
Sinner
Purcell
7  6 4
62 2 4
Suspended
Opelka
Fognini
6 7  1
3 63 0
Suspended
Sandgren
Trungelliti
1
0
Suspended
Edmund
Lajovic
5
2
Suspended
Halys
Krajinovic
6
6
12am
Hercog
Peterson
12am
Bencic
Karolina Schmiedlova
12am
Mladenovic
Pliskova
1am
Mayer
Paul
1am
Wang
Parmentier
1.30am
Mannarino
Thiem
1.30am
Mannarino
Thiem
1.30am
Thompson
Bublik
1.30am
Linette
Rus
Suspended
Riske
Wang
7 
65
1.30am
Keys
Kasatkina
1.30am
Vekic
Sharapova
1.45am
Gulbis
Auger-Aliassime
2am
Vilella Martinez
Khachanov
2am
Pera
Rybakina
2am
Sasnovich
Minnen
2.30am
Andujar
Mmoh
2.15am
Uchiyama
Ymer
2.30am
Polmans
Kukushkin
2.30am
Andujar
Mmoh
2.30am
Duckworth
Bedene
3am
Basilashvili
Woo Kwon
3am
Dzumhur
Wawrinka
3am
Nadal
Dellien
3am
Siegemund
Vandeweghe
3am
Samsonova
Ostapenko
3.30am
Kovalik
Carreno Busta
3.30am
Putintseva
Hsieh
3.45am
Bolt
Ramos-Vinolas
4.30am
Kecmanovic
Seppi
3.30am
Muguruza
Rogers
3.30am
Tomljanovic
Sevastova
3.45am
Svitolina
Boulter
4am
Anisimova
Diyas
4.15am
Lottner
Giorgi
4.30am
Collins
Ditachenko
4.30am
Davis
Fernandez
4.30am
Bondarenko
Rodionova
5am
Herbert
Norrie
5am
Popyrin
Tsonga
5am
Cornet
Niculescu
5.15am
Monfils
Lu
5.30am
O'Connell
Rublev
5.30am
Flipkens
Muchova
5.30am
Bellis
Maria
5.45am
Sugita
Benchetrit
5.45am
Vondrousova
Kuznetsova
6am
Karlovic
Pospisil
6am
Eubanks
Gojowczyk
6am
Isner
Monteiro
6.30am
Gaston
Munar
6.30am
Delbonis
Sousa
6.30am
Goffin
Chardy
7am
Fritz
Griekspoor
7am
Cuevas
Simon
7am
Paolini
Blinkova
7.15am
Suarez Navarro
Sabalenka
7.15am
Sorribes Tormo
Kudermetova
7.30am
Swiatek
Babos
7.45am
Dart
Doi
8am
Ivashka
Anderson
8am
Tabilo
Elahi Galan
8am
Medvedev
Tiafoe
8am
Sharma
Kontaveit
8am
Brady
Halep
8.30am
Koepfer
Martinez
8.30am
Pliskova
Watson
8.30am
Townsend
Pegula
8.30am
Mertens
Kovinic
8.45am
Kozlova
Hon
9am
Ruud
Gerasimov
9.30am
Cecchinato
Zverev
9.30am
Pavlyuchenkova
Stojanovic
10am
Cocciaretto
Kerber
Turkish Super Lig
Serie B
Eerste Divisie
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22211052143864
2Manchester CityMan City23153564273748
3Leicester CityLeicester23143648232545
4Chelsea2312383930939
5Manchester UnitedMan Utd239773627934
6Wolverhampton WanderersWolves2381053430434
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd238962522333
8Tottenham HotspurSpurs238783631531
9Crystal Palace237972226-430
10Arsenal2361163032-229
11Everton2385102633-729
12Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2385102234-1229
13Southampton2384112942-1328
14Burnley2383122638-1227
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2367102631-525
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham2265112634-823
17Watford2358102034-1423
18Aston Villa2364132944-1522
19Bournemouth2355132036-1620
20Norwich CityNorwich2345142345-2217

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!