Chelsea vs Manchester City XI: Predicted line-ups and team news for Premier League

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The most exciting game of the Premier League’s Matchday 19 is set to take place on Thursday, when Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Graham Potter’s side, who managed just one win in five league games, failed to impress and were held to a 1-1 draw at Nottingham Forest on Sunday.

They currently sit 10th in the table after picking up just 25 points from 16 games so far this season.

As for Manchester City, they have the opportunity to close their gap on leaders Arsenal, who are currently eight points ahead of the Sky Blues, following the Gunners’ 0-0 draw with Newcastle at home.

Chelsea vs Man City predicted line-ups

Reece James, Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante and Armando Broja all remain sidelined through injuries. Meanwhile, Ruben Loftus-CheekBen Chilwell and Edouard Mendy are injury doubts.

As for Manchester City, starting centre-back Ruben Dias is not expected to be fit after missing the last three games through injury, while it is doubtful whether Aymeric Laporte will recover in time from a knock to make the squad.

Chelsea predicted line-up (4-2-3-1):

Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Koulibaly, Marc Cucurella; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic; Kai Havertz.

Manchester City’s predicted line-up (4-3-3):

Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Manuel Akanji, Joao Cancelo; Kevin de Bruyne, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Erling Haaland, Jack Grealish.

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