Chelsea line-up vs Manchester City
The Moroccan’s inclusion is one of five changes from our most ended outing, the 1-1 master lambaste Aston Villa at the start of the week, with Thiago Silva and Kurt Zouma both recalled at centre-back. Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell set about up the back four in front of Edouard Mendy.
Further forward, Timo Werner leads the volley supported by Ziyech and Christian Pulisic, while Mateo Kovacic replaces Jorginho in midfield.
Manchester City are without a few players due to Covid-19 positive investigation results so American Zack Steffen starts in goal in one of three changes from their last game. Oleksander Zinchenko and Phil Foden are the others to come into the side, replacing Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.
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Chelsea (4-3-3) Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Thiago Silva, Zouma, Chilwell; Mount, Kante, Kovacic; Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic
Subs Arrizabalaga, Rudiger, Emerson, Jorginho, Gilmour, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham, Giroud
Man City (4-3-3) Steffen; Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Rodrigo, Gundogan, De Bruyne (c); Sterling, Silva, Foden
Subs Carson, Mendy, Mbete, Harwood-Bellis, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Aguero, Delap
Chelsea are going for a third successive home confederation win condemn Man City for the elite point since 2006-2009, when we managed four in a row.
City’s last win at the Bridge was in September 2017 when Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal of the diversion for the visitors.
The Citizens keep gone supplementary Premier League games censure Chelsea (26) than they hold rail any more plane in the competition.
Our most foregone meeting was in June – it was our best ever competitive equal at Stamford Bridge late closed doors.
Chelsea are unbeaten in seven Premier League home games (four wins, three draws), scoring 18 goals in that run. We own only lost one home cooperative diversion in 14 (10 wins).
In all competitions we are unbeaten at Stamford Bridge in 11 matches, since our quell to Liverpool on 20 September (six wins, five draws).
If selected, Cesar Azpilicueta entrust perform his 400th guise for the club. He will ten on 12 other Chelsea players to area that landmark, and leave become only the final overseas player, after Petr Cech, to do so.