The reigning Premier League champions will sit more than a win outside the Top Four if it they fail to handle the soon-to-be champions at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday (Watch live at 11 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via NBCSports.com).
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Chelsea’s terrific 2016-17 has had fits and starts this season as they head to Manchester for a match-up with City, who beat the London outfit 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sept. 30.
Alvaro Morata and Olivier Giroud are again on the bench for Chelsea, while Man City holds Vincent Kompany out of its back line.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, De Bruyne, D Silva, B Silva, Sane, Aguero. Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Toure, Foden, Gabriel Jesus.
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Fabregas, Drinkwater, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Pedro. Subs: Caballero, Cahill, Zappacosta, Emerson, Chalobah, Giroud, Morata.