This fixture may be a thrilling encounter, with both teams battling their way through the top of the table, can Jose Mourinho’s side stop the winning streak of Manchester City at the Etihad?
Previous results have shown that Manchester City at home, came out on top against the Blues, for instance the 2-0 victory in 2012/13 season and a 2-1 win in the Year City eventually won the Premier League title.
City have been dominant at home and Chelsea must find a solution to end the resurgence of Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
City will be without Sergio Aguero due to a hamstring injury ruling him out for a month, which means Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo may lead the attack.
However, Montenigran international Stevan Jovetić could feature after scoring his first top-flight goal in the week.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is still not fit enough to start at the Etihad, leaving Jose Mourinho with Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba to lead the line.
New signing Nemanja Matic could be given a first Premier League start and 35 year old veteran Frank Lampard may be handed a start since returning from injury.
Score predictions: 3-1
Possible Manchester City line-up:
Defenders: Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy
Midfielders: Navas, Touré, Fernandinho, Silva
Strikers: Dzeko, Negredo
Possible Chelsea line-up:
Defenders: Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Aspilicueta
Midfileders: Oscar, Matic, Lampard, Ramires, Hazard
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