Chelsea face Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in just under an hour, and the teams are in!
We really didn’t know what to expect from this team, and there truly are some surprises in there. At the back it look like Malang Sarr has earned a first team spot, with Azpi and Marcos Alonso out wide.
Jorginho is on the bench leaving a Kovacic and Kante midfield, while Mason Mount is rested up top, meaning it’s Hakim Ziyech and Christian Pulisic flanking Romelu Lukaku.
We thought that Thomas Tuchel might spring some kind of tactical surprise, but to us it looks like our usual shape. The use of Lukaku up top should create an interesting dynamic against City’s back line, who will push up higher than most teams we face.
Here are the full team line-ups for Chelsea vs Manchester City (kick off at 12:30 pm GMT)
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