Report- Chelsea team news vs Man City: Predicted line up – NO injuries, full strength team | Football | Sport

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Updated: December 8, 2018
Chelsea team news vs Man City: Predicted line up – NO injuries, full strength team | Football | Sport

Chelsea have no injury concerns ahead of their Premier League showdown with reigning champions Manchester City.

The Blues have endured a bleak few days after being toppled 2-1 by Wolves in the midweek round of fixtures.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek produced a top display despite the defeat, though he is not expected to start in the Chelsea XI today.

Boss Maurizio Sarri has plenty of midfield options available to him, meaning Loftus-Cheek is expected to drop out.

Speaking ahead of the game, Sarri said: “At the moment we have no serious injuries. I think every player will be able to play. Of course I have to see the last training.

“The match is very important, it is a very difficult match against one of the best teams in Europe.

“It is impossible to beat them in a long period in this moment, but anything can happen in a match.”

Victor Moses had been listed as a doubt, but could earn a spot on the bench.

Jorginho, N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic are tipped to start as a midfield trio, while Olivier Giroud could be preferred to Alvaro Morata up front.

Eden Hazard is fit to start, while Pedro is likely to be deployed on the right wing with Willian benched.

Predicted Chelsea team vs Manchester City

(4-3-3) Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic; Pedro, Giroud, Hazard.