Chelsea vs Man City: Preview, Team News, Prediction, kick-off time
Team news, stats and prediction ahead of Chelsea vs Man City in the Premier League on Saturday; kick-off 12.30pm
Mason Mount will miss Chelsea’s Premier League clash with Manchester City due to a minor injury.
The England midfielder picked up a knock in Chelsea’s 4-3 Carabao Cup penalty shootout win over Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.
Edouard Mendy has shaken off a hip problem to start in goal, but Christian Pulisic is still sidelined with ankle trouble.
Man City could have John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Rodri back in contention as some of Pep Guardiola’s injury problems begin to subside.
The trio have returned to training this week and will be assessed on Saturday morning, but Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko are expected to again miss out.
Nathan Ake missed the midweek Carabao Cup win over Wycombe to attend his father’s funeral, but is expected to return against his former club.
How to follow
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Highlights will also be published on the Sky Sports digital platforms and the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel at 5.15pm.
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Jones Knows Prediction
Oh, hello. A monstrous football match – it’s just a shame it’s been selected for the lunchtime Saturday slot
Such a showdown between the two title favourites has come so early in the season
Fine margins will be at play in what should be a cagey encounter full of chess-like moves between two outstanding managers.
Picking a winner between these two who are almost going off identical prices with Sky Bet isn’t something I’m going to waste my time doing.
It really is a must-not-lose for both. And the draw at 23/10 with Sky Bet is the sensible play.