Man City are second with 36 points from 16 games and are eight behind leaders Arsenal, who have played a game more.
Chelsea and Manchester City will be eager to return to winning ways after playing out disappointing draws in their last Premier League match. The Thursday night contest between these two heavyweights is undoubtedly the game of the midweek. Neither of them are where they are expected to be at this point in the season. Hence, this game becomes extremely important in getting the maximum points for both sides. In the last game, Man City were held at home by Everton, while Chelsea had to settle for a draw at Nottingham Forest.
|Chelsea vs Manchester City||Key details|
|Kickoff time in India||1:30 am (Friday)|
|Kickoff time in the United Kingdom||8 pm (Thursday)|
It has been difficult few months for Chelsea fans, who have already seen a managerial change. However, their current manager Graham Potter has also struggled to make the team play to its full potential. The Blues are lying tenth with just 25 points from 16 games. Meanwhile, Manchester City were expected to cruise to the Premier League title this season. However, City have been somewhat inconsistent and have frequently lost points. They are second with 36 points from 16 games and are eight behind leaders Arsenal, who have played a game more.
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There are set to be quite a few players who will miss this match for both sides, with Chelsea having the most absentees. For Chelsea, there are question marks over the availability of goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and Ruben Loftus-Cheek for this match. However, they will be without Ben Chilwell, Reece James, N’Golo Kante and Armando Broja. On the other hand, Manchester City will be missing their two centre-backs Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte. Besides, Julian Alvarez could be in line to start this match for them.
Chelsea possible line-up: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Jorginho, Zakaria, Mount, Sterling, Pulisic, Aubameyang
Manchester City possible line-up: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Akanji, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Silva, Alvarez, Haaland
|Aston Villa||0-1 (L)|
|Manchester City||2-0 (L)|
|Last 5 matches (all competitions)||Results|
|Manchester City beat Chelsea||2-0|
|Manchester City beat Chelsea||1-0|
|Chelsea lose to Manchester City||0-1|
|Manchester City lose to Chelsea||0-1|
|Manchester City lose to Chelsea||1-2|
The Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City will take place at Stamford Bridge on Friday at 1:30 am IST.
The live telecast of the Premier League matches in India is available on the Star Sports network. Fans will also be able to watch the live streaming on Disney+ Hotstar and JioTV. Besides, the match between Chelsea and Manchester City can also be seen on SKY GO Extra, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Main Event, BBC Radio 5 Live, Sky Ultra HD in the United Kingdom.
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