Chelsea and Manchester City will square off at Stamford Bridge today and the anticipation is building with the lineups now confirmed.
The Blues will hope to bounce back after a shock defeat against Wolves in the midweek while Manchester City will look to get back to the top of the table after watching a Liverpool side run riot against Bournemouth earlier in the day.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made the decision to not go with a recognised striker as he has named a front three of Pedro, Willian and Eden Hazard. It’s likely that Hazard will play as the false nine.
Chelsea confirmed Lineup: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Pedro, Hazard, Willian
Pep Guardiola too has decided to go with a false nine, it seems, as neither Sergio Aguero nor Gabriel Jesus is in the starting XI. City could line up in a 4-2-3-1 with Silva and Fernandinho staring in the midfield pivot. Sterling might play up top.
Manchester City confirmed Lineup: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; Fernandinho, Silva, Mahrez, Bernardo; Sane, Sterling