Pep Guardiola has named his Manchester City team for Sunday’s Premier League clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Manchester City travel to west London looking to secure a spot at the top of the Premier League table for the November international break, as Sunday’s clash at Stamford Bridge marks the start of the latest domestic footballing pause.
Pep Guardiola’s side can make it five consecutive wins across all competitions with victory over Chelsea, as well as extending their winning run against the Blues to seven successive matches.
Manchester City have won all six meetings between the two teams since the UEFA Champions League Final in 2021, with Chelsea also failing to score in any of their recent defeats to the treble-winners.
The Sky Blues beat Chelsea on four occasions during the previous campaign en route to a historic Treble success, including a 1-0 win at the Etihad Stadium in May courtesy of Julian Alvarez’s 12th minute strike.
Chelsea registered just their fourth Premier League win of the season on Monday evening, beating nine-man Tottenham 4-1 after a dramatic victory in North London that has displaced Ange Postecoglou’s side at the top of the division.
Cole Palmer and Raheem Sterling both helped Mauricio Pochettino’s side to victory, and the former Manchester City pair could come up against Pep Guardiola’s team at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon.
Palmer completed a £42.5 million move to west London on Deadline Day, leaving Manchester City despite scoring two goals in three appearances, including an equalising goal in the UEFA Super Cup Final.
Ahead of kick-off at Stamford Bridge, Mauricio Pochettino and Pep Guardiola have now confirmed their respective starting line-ups.
Starting XI: Sanchez; James, Disasi, Thiago Silva, Cucurella; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling; Jackson.
Substitutes: Petrovic, Maatsen, Gusto, Badiashile, Mudryk, Ugochukwu, Madueke, Broja, Matos.
Starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Bernardo, Alvarez; Foden, Haaland, Doku.
Substitutes: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Lewis, Phillips, Nunes, Kovacic, Grealish, Bobb.
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