Joint English Premier League leaders Chelsea host rivals Manchester City in the first game of Match day 6.

Joint English Premier League leaders Chelsea host Manchester City in the first game of Match day 6.

The Blues are yet to lose a game this season, only dropping points in a 1-1 draw against Liverpool, who have an identical record.

Man City on the other hand lost their opening game to Tottenham, but have since won three league games, scoring 11 times.

Chelsea are on a run of four straight wins in all competitions, having overcome Aston Villa and Tottenham in the league, in addition to beating Zenit St Petersburg and Villa in the Champions League and EFL Cup.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have also been superb defensively, only conceding a Mohamed Salah penalty in the league.

This is arguably the biggest match of the footballing weekend and you can play here to make your predictions for the blockbuster encounter.

What time does Chelsea vs Man City start?

The game kicks off at 2:30pm Kenyan time at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea vs Man City team news

The hosts are ecstatic about the return of midfield engine Ngolo Kante and he is assured of a place in the starting line-up.

He will probably line up alongside Matteo Kovacic as Jorginho is relegated to a place on the bench.

The main injury concern is goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who was injured against Zenit in the UEFA Champions League and has missed two games since.

Romelu Lukaku will be the point man for the Blues.

The visitors on the other hand are without John Stones and Aymeric Laporte in the heart of their defense.

Rodri and Ilkay Gundogan are also doubts for the game, meaning Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne will be the key pieces to their midfield.

Chelsea vs Man City head to head

The hosts have the upper hand, winning 26 games out of the 50 played between these two sides.

Man City have come out on top 19 times, with only 5 resulting in a stalemate.

Chelsea vs Man City current form

Neither side has lost in their most recent run of five matches and have only dropped points once in that time.

Chelsea vs Man City prediction

This game has all the potential to be one filled with goals, though with Chelsea’s start to the season and recent performances against Pep Guardiola’s side – they may have what it takes to edge Man City.

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