A top of the table clash is the first lined up on Saturday as English Premier League leaders Manchester City host Chelsea.

A top of the table clash is the first lined up on Saturday as English Premier League leaders Manchester City host Chelsea.

Chelsea need to be on their best form as they attempt to stop Man City from winning a 12th straight league game.

Pep Guardiola’s side are top of the table with 53 points, 10 more than second place Chelsea.

The Blues come into the game on the back of a 1-0 second leg victory over Tottenham in the League Cup semifinal.

Man City on the other hand beat Swindon 4-1 in the FA Cup last weekend.

Do Chelsea have what it takes to beat Man City and reduce the point gap between them? Play here and make your predictions.

What time does Man City vs Chelsea start?

The game kicks off at 3:30pm Kenyan time at the Etihad Stadium.

Man City vs Chelsea team news

Phil Foden and Oleksandr Zinchenko are expected to miss out to due to covid and John Stones is still injured.

Riyad Mahrez is away with Algeria at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.

Gabriel Jesus is expected to lead the attacking line, supported by Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva.

For the visitors, Edouard Mendy is at AFCON meaning Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will start in goal.

Malang’ Sarr could be replaced by Marcos Alonso in the starting XI and Ngolo Kante could start after coming off the bench in midweek.

Romelu Lukaku, Timo Werner and Mason Mount are the expected front three for Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Man City vs Chelsea head to head

From the 51 matches played between these two sides, Chelsea have won 26 times, six more than the hosts.

Only 5 matches have resulted in a draw and it is unlikely that this one will either.

Man City vs Chelsea current form

Neither side has lost in their last five games, difference being that Chelsea have drawn twice in that run compared to City’s 100% record.

Man City vs Chelsea prediction

Both teams are in top form and will get a goal at least, however Man City are the most likely to come out on top come Saturday.

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