Manchester City – Chelsea LIVE In-Play – Manchester City are 16 points clear of the Premier League following Thursday’s 3-0 win against Arsenal. Pep Guardiola’s side are now five games away from winning the title, even if Manchester United remain winning till afterward.
Antonio Conte’s side have lost three of the past four in the league, indicating that the wheels are coming off in the wrong time to the Blues.
It is difficult to envision Chelsea quitting City here, though they won 3-1 in their last trip to the Etihad. Present form and momentum factors in the path of a house win.
Fernandinho missed Manchester City’s 3-0 triumph over Arsenal on Thursday through trauma and remains a large doubt here. Raheem Sterling returned to coaching before Thursday’s match but wasn’t risked. Vincent Kompany and Nicolas Otamendi have begun the past two matches, therefore John Stones and Aymeric Laporte will expect to profit from enjoying time here. Kyle Walker limped off from Arsenal in midweek but Pep Guardiola is convinced nothing is seriously wrong. Fabian Delph remains suspended for its hosts, therefore Danilo or even Oleksandr Zinchenko will deputise in left-back.
David Luiz, Ross Barkley and Tiemoué Bakayoko are doubts before Sunday’s trip to the Etihad. Antonio Conte should pick between Alvaro Morata, Eden Hazard or Olivier Giroud throughout the Center. Gary Cahill and Antonio Rudiger struggle for a place in Chelsea’s back three.