Manchester City Vs Chelsea: Can European Champions Stop City From Running Away With 2021/22 #EPL Title—–Keeping their fleeting title hopes alive, Thomas Tuchel‘s side are at risk of falling 13 points behind City with defeat at the Etihad as Manchester City welcome closest challengers Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium for a lunchtime battle.
Pep Guardiola’s men currently sit 10 points clear of their upcoming opponents in the standings, with another defeat for the Blues seemingly rendering their title charge impossible.
An 11-game winning run has taken City 10 points clear of the Blues at the top of the table, while third-placed Liverpool are 11 points back with a game in hand.
At the start of December, with 14 EPL games played, Chelsea were top of the Premier League but now Manchester City leading the table with 10 points clear from Chelsea who is 2nd on the log after 21 Premier league match played.
The Blues could also finish the weekend in third should Liverpool get the better of Brentford a day later, but they have excelled away from home amid a batch of Stamford Bridge stalemates – winning six of their last eight top-flight games on rival turf and conceding a league-low six goals in such games.
Gabriel Jesus was Man City’s saviour in a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge earlier in the season, but not since the 2017-18 campaign have the champions done the double over Chelsea, who marched to a 2-1 success at the Etihad last term.
With Both teams been hit by Covid-19 cases, here are possible lines ups:
Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson;
Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; B. Silva, Jesus, Foden
Chelsea possible starting lineup:
Kepa; T. Silva, Rudiger, Sarr; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku