In this article, we will give you the best fantasy combinations, probable lineups, team news, key stats and grand league tips for the Premier League match between Chelsea vs Manchester City.
Chelsea vs Manchester City
6th January, 01:30 a.m.
Chelsea welcome Pep Guardiola’s men to West London with both sides aiming to lay down a marker after posting a paltry point in the round of New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day fixtures.
Seven points separate Chelsea from a place in the top four, but Brentford – who occupy the seventh and potentially final continental place – are only one point clear of their near neighbours having played two games more, and the January arrivals could soon arrive en masse for the Blues.
Failure to overcome the Toffees saw Man City enter the New Year a whopping seven points behind Arsenal in the table; that gap has since increased to eight after the Gunners’ goalless draw with Newcastle United, which also leaves the Magpies just one adrift of the champions.
Travelling to West London with no clean sheets to boast from their last four Premier League contests – and just one in their last seven – City will be encouraged by their record of one away defeat from their most recent 25 in the top flight, and not since 2012 have the champions lost their opening game of the calendar year.
Match Prediction: Chelsea 0 – 2 Manchester City
Unavailable: N’Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Reece James, Aymeric Laporte, Ruben Dias
Chelsea: Raheem Sterling, Kai Havertz (4), Mason Mount (3), Jorginho (2)
Manchester City: Erling Haaland (21), Phil Foden (7), Julian Alvarez, Kevin De Bruyne (3)
Chelsea: Raheem Sterling, Mason Mount, Marc Cucurella, Thiago Silva (2), Havertz, Pulisic, Conor Gallagher, Kovacic (1)
Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne (9), Bernardo Silva (5), Phil Foden (4)
Tackles & Interceptions:
Chelsea: Thiago Silva (35), Jorginho (32), Kalidou Koulibaly (28)
Manchester City: Rodrigo (40), Joao Cancelo (39), Bernardo Silva (17)
Chelsea: Raheem Sterling (22), Mason Mount (21), Christian Pulisic (11)
Manchester City: Kevin De Bruyne (56), Ilkay Gundogan (24), Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva (21)
Chelsea: Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Cucurella; Sterling, Mount; Havertz
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Ake/Laporte, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Bernardo Silva/Mahrez, Haaland, Grealish/Foden
- Erling Haaland
- Kevin De Bruyne
Grand League Picks:
- Bernardo Silva
Best Fantasy Combination 1 (Head to Head):
GK: K Arrizabalaga
Def: T Silva, J Stones, N Ake, J Cancelo
Mid: K De Bruyne (vc), J Grealish, B Silva, K Havertz, M Mount
Fwd: E Haaland(C)
Best Fantasy Combination 2 (Small Risk):
GK: K Arrizabalaga
Def: M Cucurella, J Stones(vc), N Ake, J Cancelo, K Walker
Mid: K De Bruyne (C), R Hernandez, M Kovacic, M Mount
Fwd: E Haaland