English Premier League will get into top gear with a crucial match at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea and Manchester City will look to pick up full points making this round #31 clash very important.
Chelsea are fourth in the Premier League standings ahead of this round. They can, however, cut Leicester City’s lead at third to a point with a win. City will look to extend Liverpool’s wait for the Premier League with a win here. With the strong attack units of the two teams, we are in for a treat.
The Blues are five points ahead of Manchester United, who play Sheffield United during midweek. A loss here will make things tricky for Chelsea in the top-four hunt. Frank Lampard’s side managed to pick up full points in a 2-1 win over Aston Villa last time around. The Blues have won three of their last five Premier League matches at this venue, giving a huge psychological boost.
Coming to fantasy picks, names like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Christian Pulisic remain good choices. Both excelled against Villa, while Cesar Azpilicueta has been brilliant at the back.
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City are virtually resigned to their fate of losing the Premier League title to Liverpool, but are looking to confirm their top-four finish. Two wins on the trot since the league restarted is a great sign for Pep Guardiola’s men. They have scored eight goals without conceding in the last two league matches.
Sergio Aguero is out of the season with a knee injury sustained in the last match. Phil Foden was exceptional but could be benched considering the quick turnaround of matches. Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne could be crucial picks for your fantasy team.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Christian Pulisic lifted Chelsea after coming as a substitute against Aston Villa on Sunday. The American midfielder will be a vital pick for your side.
Raheem Sterling will be hungry for more goals after finding the net against Arsenal on resumption.
Kevin de Bruyne is one of the best midfielders in the entire Premier League this season. The playmaker is sure to orchestrate City’s attack here.
Chelsea: 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK) 2 Cesar Azpilicueta 3 Andreas Christensen 4 Antonio Rudiger 5 Marcos Alonso 6 N’Golo Kante 7 Jorginho 8 Mateo Kovacic 9 Willian 10 Olivier Giroud 11 Christian Pulisic
Manchester City: 1 Ederson (GK) 2 Kyle Walker 3 Fernandinho 4 Aymeric Laporte 5 Benjamin Mendy 6 Ilkay Gundogan 7 Rodrigo 8 Kevin de Bruyne 9 Phil Foden 10 Gabriel Jesus 11 Raheem Sterling
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