Kevin de Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva all played in the FA Cup romp and, while Cole Palmer impressed, the youngster does not feature in the squad. Along with Nathan Ake, he is not match fit for this game.
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Man City XI: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo; Sterling, Foden, Grealish.
Subs: Steffen, Dias, Gundogan, Jesus, Fernandinho, Mbete, McAtee, Lavia, Wilson-Esbrand.
Kick-off time: 12.30pm GMT, Saturday January 15, 2022.
TV channel: BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Referee: Craig Pawson
LIKE last season, Manchester City are becoming the Premier League’s runaway leaders at the turn of the year. The second half of the season is only two gameweeks in, and the Citizens are already ten points clear of second-placed Chelsea. Pep Guardiola’s men have been on a tear lately, winning their last seven games across all competitions.On the other hand, Chelsea have gone from the clear leaders in the Premier League title race to the front of the chasing pack.
The Blues have dropped points in seven of their last 11 top-flight games, turning a five-point lead over Manchester City into a ten-point deficit. However, Thomas Tuchel’s charges will be buoyed by their most recent result, a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur that clinched a place in the Carabao Cup final.The reverse fixture, played at Stamford Bridge in September, saw Manchester City eke out a 1-0 win, with Chelsea producing a listless performance. Ahead of the latest meeting between the two sides, The Hard Tackle takes a closer look at the encounter.