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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Predicted Lineup, Head-to-Head, and Date

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Chelsea would lock horns with current Premier League champions Manchester City in the Premier League round 22 fixtures. The match would likely be a very exciting contest as it would produce some entertaining highlights.

With both Chelsea and Manchester City currently competing for the league title, we expect a top performance from the Premier League giants as they would be keen on securing all 3 points. Ahead of the anticipated encounter, below are some things to take note of.

Chelsea Predicted Lineup

Chelsea’s manager may likely be cautious of the attacking threats of the Manchester City team as they are known for their excellent style of play. The Blues manager may likely start with a 4:2:3:1 formation.

With Edouard Mendy out of match action as a result of the ongoing AFCON, Kepa would likely start in goal. In the defense, Rudiger may likely partner with Christensen in the center back position. On the left-back position, Marcos Alonso may start as he has been very good in recent games.

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The Chelsea captain may likely start on the right-back position due to the absence of Reece James who sustained injury. In the midfield, the Chelsea head coach may start with a combination of Kovacic and Jorginho in the central area as both players are currently in top form.

On the right-wing area of the midfield, the Chelsea manager may start with Hakim Ziyech while on the left-wing area of the midfield, the Chelsea manager may start with Christian Pulisic. In the attacking midfield area, Mason Mount may likely start ahead of Kai Havertz as he has been in good form this season.

In the central striker position, the Chelsea manager may likely start with Romelu Lukaku. The top striker would be keen on continuing his top form after he scored a goal in their last match in the FA Cup.

Manchester City Predicted Lineup

The Manchester City head coach may likely start with a 4:3:3 lineup. In this formation, Walker and Cancelo may likely start on the right and left-back positions as they would be looking to cub the effect of the Chelsea wingers. In the center-back position, Laporte may likely partner with Ruben Dias as both defenders are very experienced.

In the midfield area, Pep Guardiola may likely start with a combination of Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, and Gundogan. The 3 players are very good both defensively and offensively as they would provide support for both the attackers and the defenders.

In the attack, we may see a frontline comprising Sterling, Gabriel Jesus, and Bernardo Silva.

Head-to-Head

Both Premier League giants have faced each other 170 times. Out of the 170 times, Thomas Tuchel’s side has a total of 71 wins, Pep Guardiola’s side has a total of 60 wins, while both teams have played 39 draws.

Date

The date for this exciting contest is on the 15th of January as both teams would lock horns at Etihad Stadium.