The Chelsea heavy combined XI for the City game in a 3-4-3 formation (Image)

Chelsea’s trip to Manchester City is easily the most anticipated game of the Premier League weekend. A win for the Blues will extend their lead on top of the League, however, they will be keen to avoid a repeat of last season’s 3-0 drubbing they received in this very fixture.

Chelsea have been on an amazing run of form lately, winning seven games on the trot whilst conceding only one goal. City’s form may have been inconsistent but they have demonstrated in recent weeks an ability to win games whilst playing ugly, a necessity for any Premier League side.

Both teams have within their ranks genuine match winners, which makes the game a salivating prospect. However, there are also the contrasting styles in play deployed by the teams. Will City’s measured and patient style tire out the Blues? Or will Conte’s high octane style be too much for Guardiola’s men to handle? These are the major questions on fans minds.

What’s not in question is that it will be an exciting, nerve-wracking and important game for both sides. Neither side will want to lose; and neither side can afford to.

Check out the combined XI for the match below!


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