Manchester City will be in the spotlight in the latest round of Premier League fixtures as they face a formidable challenge at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea on Sunday afternoon. Mauricio Pochettino’s return to Tottenham Hotspur on Monday concluded with an extraordinary 4-1 win, while the Citizens secured a spot in the Champions League last-16 by netting three goals without reply against Young Boys midweek.
Pep Guardiola will opt for a 3-4-2-1 formation and is poised to make several changes to the first XI for this away encounter, as Julian Alvarez and Bernardo Silva return to action after a well deserved rest while Nathan Ake features in the defensive line up.
3-4-2-1 Manchester City Predicted XI Vs Chelsea
Ederson will function in goal for the Mancunian club after keeping a clean sheet in his last outing. Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake and Josko Gvardiol will form a three-man backline as they try to keep the opposition attackers at bay during the game.
Manuel Akanji will offer cover for the defensive positions as they take a spot on the bench.
Rodri and Mateo Kovacic will fill in as the holding midfielders as they focus on dominating the ball at the centre of the park. Kyle Walker will showcase his skills on the right wing, while Jeremy Doku will utilize his speed on the opposite flank.
Bernardo Silva and Julian Alvarez will play just ahead of Rodri and Kovacic as they will need to move the ball well and create enough chances for Man City to win this away encounter.
John Stones will have to be content with a place on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the second half if required.
Erling Haaland will lead the charge for the Mancunian giants on the attacking end of the field. The Norwegian striker would be eager to find the back of the net this weekend.