Chelsea vs Man City: injury news, available squad and pre-match analysis
The Premier League comes with another weekend show at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea hosting Manchester City on Saturday afternoon by 12:30 pm. The two clubs go into the match week 6 after a successful Carabo Cup against Aston Villa and Wycombe in the midweek.
Chelsea is currently in the first position of the Premier League table with just three points behind Manchester City. At the same time, City is currently at the 5th position of the table after a disappointing draw against Southampton at Etihad Stadium last weekend.
The two teams who are considered Premier League title contenders will be playing the match of the week. The match will be the first Manchester City's clash with Chelsea since losing the last season's Champions League title to Chelsea.
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea will be going into the match with great confidence after winning two of their last Premier League matches and beating Manchester City three times last season.
On the other hand, Guardiola's Manchester City will hope to beat Chelsea this time after a failed three attempts to close the three points gap between them.
Thomas Tuchel celebrates his Champions League win against Manchester City last season
Chelsea's injury news update vs Manchester City
In Saturday's clash, Thomas Tuchel will play without his first-team player Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic. Tuchel says the weekend clash is too early for Mount, who had a minor injury during the Carabao Cup match against Aston Villa.
Other than these two players, every other player is available. Chelsea's first-choice goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has returned with the squad after missing a couple of matches through injury.
Chelsea's available squad vs Manchester City
These are Chelsea's players available for the match against Manchester City at Stamford bridge:
Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rüdiger, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell, Marcos Alonso, Reece James and César Azpilicueta
N'Golo Kanté, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Kai Havertz, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Romelu Lukak and Timo Werner.
Pep Guardiola is set to try his fourth attempt to beat Chelsea this season after losing the last three meetings against Tuchel's team
Manchester City's injury news update vs Chelsea
Manchester City might be going into the weekend clash with all their first-team players after Rodri, Aymeric Laporte and Jone Stones were all pictured in City's training ground ahead of the preparation.
Rodri missed two of City's games against Southampton in the Premier League and Wycombe in the Carabao Cup. It seems he could make it to Stamford Bridge ahead of one of their biggest Premier League games in 2021.
Manchester City's available squad vs Chelsea
These are Manchester City's players available for the match against Chelsea:
Ederson, Zack Steffen, Rúben Dias, Nathan Aké, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko, João Cancelo, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Phil Foden, Ilkay Gündogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Ferran Torres, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus.