Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Manchester City v. Chelsea Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Manchester City v. Chelsea Preview

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Match Preview

Manchester City face Chelsea in a mouth-watering contest Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. The home side are struggling, mainly due to injuries, but they sit fourth in the table, nine points behind league-leaders Liverpool, who defeated Man City 3-1 in their previous Premier League game.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are having a season better than many expected, as they are level with Leicester City but sit third in the table only by goal differential. The Blues are on a six-match win streak in the league, where they defeated the likes of Crystal Palace, Watford (away), Burnley (away), Newcastle United, Southampton (away) and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Both teams have faced each other 44 times, with Chelsea winning 22 versus City's 17, the latest of which came last February when they won 6-0.

Expected Lineups

Manchester City: Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero

​Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, Willian

Captaincy options: Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne

Combined XI

Player Recommendations

Defender: Fikayo Tomori (8 Cr) has been a regular starter for Chelsea, averaging 2.5 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 2.9 clearances per match this season. With Chelsea facing one of the best attacking

Match Preview

Manchester City face Chelsea in a mouth-watering contest Saturday at the Etihad Stadium. The home side are struggling, mainly due to injuries, but they sit fourth in the table, nine points behind league-leaders Liverpool, who defeated Man City 3-1 in their previous Premier League game.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are having a season better than many expected, as they are level with Leicester City but sit third in the table only by goal differential. The Blues are on a six-match win streak in the league, where they defeated the likes of Crystal Palace, Watford (away), Burnley (away), Newcastle United, Southampton (away) and Brighton & Hove Albion.

Both teams have faced each other 44 times, with Chelsea winning 22 versus City's 17, the latest of which came last February when they won 6-0.

Expected Lineups

Manchester City: Ederson, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Aguero

​Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri, Jorginho, N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham, Willian

Captaincy options: Raheem Sterling, Tammy Abraham, Christian Pulisic, Sergio Aguero, Kevin De Bruyne

Combined XI

Player Recommendations

Defender: Fikayo Tomori (8 Cr) has been a regular starter for Chelsea, averaging 2.5 tackles, 1.8 interceptions and 2.9 clearances per match this season. With Chelsea facing one of the best attacking forces in the world, manager Frank Lampard will be hoping to see his academy productive live up to the expectations and produce another stellar performance.

Midfielder: Kevin De Bruyne (10 Cr) is one of the best attacking midfielders in the world. He is having an exception season for the defending champions, already registering nine assists, five more than any other player in the league.

Forward: Tammy Abraham (10.5 Cr) is having an outstanding first full season for Chelsea, firmly sitting ahead of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi. The 22-year-old leads the team with 10 goals in just 12 matches, and Lampard will need a big performance if Chelsea have a chance to compete closely.

Captain: Kevin De Bruyne

Vice Captain: Raheem Sterling

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