Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge this weekend and the Premier League champions will be hoping to exact some revenge for their defeat at Etihad earlier this season.
Since the arrival of Guus Hiddink, the Londoners have improved a lot and have lost just one game in the League. Despite quite a few draws, Chelsea’s improvement is evident and they will look to finish the season as high as possible.
Meanwhile, Manchester City seem to have recovered from their slump and are back to winning ways. Kevin De Bruyne’s return has been a major factor in City’s recent upturn in form.
The Manchester outfit reached the Semi-finals of the Champions League yesterday and will be full of confidence heading into this game.
Pellegrini’s side need a win here to keep their place in top four and Chelsea will be desperate to dent their Champions League hopes for next season.
Samir Nasri is expected to be in the squad after his impressive showing at the weekend.
Vincent Kompany is back in full training, yet is not quite fit enough to start while Nicolas Otamendi a doubt with an ankle problem sustained against West Brom, but should be fine to feature. Raheem Sterling is sidelined due to injury.
Yaya Toure, David Silva, Gael Clichy and Kevin De Bruyne are all set to start as well.
Chelsea are plagued with injuries for the game against Manchester City.
Matic, John Terry, and Kurt Zouma are out of the Manchester City game due to injuries and Gary Cahill is a doubt.
Diego Costa is back from his suspension and should start here. Willian, Falcao, and Loic Remy are ruled out. Eden Hazard is sidelined with an injury.
Possible Starting Lineups
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Miazga, Ivanovic, Kenedy; Mikel, Fabregas; Traore, Pedro, Oscar; Costa
Manchester City: Hart; Zabaleta, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho; De Bruyne, Toure, Silva; Aguero
Chelsea have drawn 6 of their last 7 home matches in the Premier League.
Chelsea have lost just one of their last 15 Premier League games home and away.
Manchester City have failed to win their last 2 matches at Stamford Bridge.