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CLASH OF THE TITANS

CHELSEA VS. MANCHESTER CITY It is the clash of the European champions Chelsea with the English champions Manchester City, the repeat of last season’s Champions League final that was played out in Porto. Two of the game’s best tacticians in the form of Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel meet in the British capital this weekend.…

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CHELSEA VS. MANCHESTER CITY

It's the conflict of the European champions Chelsea with the English champions Manchester City, the repeat of final season’s Champions League final that turned into played out in Porto. Two of the game’s completely tacticians within the manufacture of Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel meet within the British capital this weekend.

The Blues and the Sky Blues lock horns in West London for the first time this season in a extremely anticipated match within the Premier League between two title contenders within the English top-flight.

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The Residents drew their final Premier League match against Southampton at dwelling, nonetheless blew apart Wycombe within the Carabao Cup.

Meanwhile, Chelsea obtained their final Premier league match against Tottenham Hotspur comfortably by a 3-0 margin sooner than drawing their Carabao Cup tie with Aston Villa.

As the conflict between the 2 clubs draws closer, FootTheBall offers a detailed lowdown sooner than kick-off within the English capital.

TEAM NEWS

CHELSEA

For Thomas Tuchel’s facet, Edouard Mendy and Christian Pulisic are soundless getting better from their respective injuries, nonetheless rather than the afore-talked about duo the German supervisor has all his avid gamers ready for this principal match in London.

It's all fun and video games! 😅 pic.twitter.com/1EJEa9b0cg

— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 21, 2021

CHELSEA PROBABLE STARTING LINE-UP (3-4-2-1) : Kepa; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kovacic, Kante, Alonso; Mount, Havertz; Lukaku

MANCHESTER CITY

The Sky Blues receive a replacement of wretchedness doubts including key avid gamers equivalent to Aymeric Laporte, John Stones, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan (the German will be assessed sooner than the game in London). But, rather than them Pep Guardiola doesn’t receive any predominant tweaking to cease at his palms.

Warming up! 📈

🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klD5re pic.twitter.com/Nb8nnKfdBM

— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 18, 2021

MANCHESTER CITY PROBABLE STARTING LINE-UP (4-3-3) : Moraes; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Mahrez, Fernandinho, Silva; Jesus, Sterling, Grealish

GAMECHANGERS

ROMELU LUKAKU

The Belgian has been a revelation ever since he came from Milan to London this summer after Inter Milan’s title triumph in Italy after more than a decade.

The used Manchester United participant has hit the floor operating within the British capital, scoring 3 aims in 4 matches for the Blues within the Premier League and over all another time the onus will be on him to lead Chelsea’s assault against the English top-flight champions in West London alongside proficient avid gamers esteem Mason Mount and Kai Havertz.

JACK GREALISH

The Englishman scored and assisted against RB Leipzig on his Champions League debut and has been an influential settle for the Residents ever since making the cross from Aston Villa this summer.

He, alongside Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva will be tasked with setting up chances for Gabriel Jesus up top and even getting into scoring positions themselves at any time when the Brazilian draws away the markers from them thru his off-the-ball circulate.

PREDICTION

Chelsea and Manchester City are properly-oiled machines alongside fellow Premier league title contenders Liverpool and it appears to be like esteem this match will lunge correct all of the device down to the wire within the British capital.

But, Chelsea will eke out a elevate as as a rule Pep Guardiola tinkers too worthy along with his squads for broad-impress matches both in England and Europe.

This may per chance per chance just completely quit the advantage to the Blues in London as they play in front of a residence crowd eager to leer Romelu Lukaku playing against one of many tip sides within the English top-flight.

FootTheBall’s prediction: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

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