Chelsea vs Man City
Chelsea and Manchester City are set to face off in one of the toughest tests of each side’s campaigns on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues will play host to Manchester City in the day’s early Premier League kick-off.
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Chelsea head into the game looking to continue their fine unbeaten start to the season, with a League Cup victory over Aston Villa in midweek their latest triumph.
Man City, on the other hand, have struggled somewhat this term, having already dropped points to Tottenham and, most recently, Southampton.
Why Ilkay Gundogan & Zinchenko are out vs Chelsea
Ahead of the tie, both sides would release their starting line-ups an hour before kick-off.
Thomas Tuchel made some interesting changes to his side, and would appear to line up in a 3-5-2 – the formation the Blues switched to midway through the Tottenham game last week before going on to win 3-0:
Up the Chels! 🔵 @ParimatchGlobal | #CHEMCI pic.twitter.com/Rb58LZTUv8
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 25, 2021
Man City, meanwhile, would welcome back Aymeric Laporte and Rodri to the starting line-up, whilst John Stones also returned on the bench.
There were, however, two big noticeable omissions from City’s matchday squad in the form of Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko:
Team news is in! 💪
XI | Ederson, Walker, Dias (C), Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Foden, Jesus, Grealish.
SUBS | Steffen, Stones, Ake, Sterling, Torres, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Palmer, Lavia.
🔷 #ManCity | https://t.co/axa0klUGiM pic.twitter.com/kgKxZe2Qxu
— Manchester City (@ManCity) September 25, 2021
However, Man City have now provided an explanation for the pair’s absences, confirming that Gundogan is carrying a knock and Zinchenko is still out with the injury that saw him miss Southampton last weekend as well.
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