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Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Manchester City



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Chelsea visit the Etihad Stadium to take on Manchester City in the crunch Premier League encounter at the top of the Premier League table on Monday night.

Manchester City have a chance to reclaim the top spot in the league, should they beat Chelsea, while the Blues would be looking to close the gap with the title rivals, after dropping points in midweek.


The Times writer Tony Cascarino wrote: “If anyone can stop the Manchester City juggernaut, it is Jose Mourinho.”

The interesting here is how the Portuguese will shape up his troops. In majority of the matches, Mourinho has opted 4-2-3-1 formation, including the league clash with Manchester United recently.

However, occasionally this season, he has also used 4-3-3, especially against big teams in away games, like the one against Arsenal.

So, there is every possibility that Mourinho could field a 3-man midfield to gain numerical upper-hand in midfield against the likes of Yaya Toure and Fernandinho.

Chelsea in a 4-2-3-1 formation

Chelsea in a 4-3-3 formation

Prediction: City 2-1 Chelsea. Big matches are hard to predict. No doubt. City have won 11 home matches this season while have won their last 5 home matches against Chelsea in all competitions.