The starting lineups have been confirmed ahead of Manchester City’s clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Pep Guardiola’s side will be looking to extend their recent winning streak to six games in all competitions.
A win over Chelsea would also give City a three-point lead at the top of the Premier League heading into the international break. For Chelsea, they will be looking to build upon last weekend’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat the Spurs 4-1 behind a Nicolas Jackson hat-trick. They will also be looking to keep in touch with the top four after their inconsistent start to the season.
The starting lineups are now official ahead of kickoff.
Pep Guardiola has made five changes to the starting lineup that beat Young Boys 3-nil last week. John Stones is out with an injury he suffered in the UEFA Champions League group-stage fixture.
In comes Manuel Akanji, Rodri, Jeremy Doku, Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva.
John Stones is out injured while Matheus Nunes, Rico Lewis, Mateo Kovacic and Jack Grealish all drop to the bench.
Starters: Ederson, Kyle Walker (C), Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, Josko Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Julian Alvarez, Phil Foden, Julian Alvarez, Erling Haaland.
Substitutes: Stefan Ortega, Scott Carson, Rico Lewis, Kalvin Phillips, Matheus Nunes, Mateo Kovacic, Jack Grealish, Oscar Bobb.
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XI | Ederson, Walker (C), Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez, Haaland
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Starters: Sanchez, James (C), Disasi, Thiago Silva, Cucurella, Enzo Fernandez, Gallagher, Caicedo, Palmer, Sterling, Jackson.
Substitutes: Petrovic, Gusto, Maatsen, Badiashile, Ugochukwe, Madueke, Matos, Mudryk, Broja.