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Preview: Everything you need to know, Predicted XI – Manchester City vs Chelsea

Manchester City go into their final home game of the season as champions thanks to Nottingham Forest's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Pep Guardiola's men come into Sunday's game with their place in the Champions League final booked and a third successive title under their belt.

With the first leg of a potential treble complete, City will look to mark their coronation as champions in style. The final home game of the season against Chelsea kicks off at 4 pm (BST), live on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom.


Team News

Nathan Ake is a doubt for the game on Sunday; Ake has missed the last three games since going down against Leeds. He is expected to return soon, although Sunday's game will once again probably be too soon for him.

City have no other injury worries, although a few will be tired after the magnificent win against Madrid on Wednesday night. With the title confirmed, Guardiola may look to rest a few who look jaded from their midweek exertions; the Etihad should be rocking as City look to end their season in style with the pressure totally off.

Predicted XI:

Ederson, Walker, Stones, Dias, Akanji, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Haaland

Photo courtesy of PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images


Chelsea come into this fixture on the back of a 2-2 home draw against Nottingham Forest. Frank Lampard's side are just hoping for the season to end; it's been one to forget for the West London side.

Chelsea have had a torrid time overall this season, but in particular, against their fellow top-six rivals; they've taken just four points from eight games in those fixtures.

Chelsea come into this with quite a few absentees: Benoit Badiashile, Ben Chilwell, Marc Cucurella, Reece James, N'Golo Kante, and Mason Mount have all been ruled out of the game at the Etihad. Kalidou Koulibaly resumed training, but the game is expected to come too soon for him.

Photo courtesy of Steve Bardens/Getty Images


Played: 174

Won: 64

Drawn: 39

Lost: 71

City have had an excellent record of late against Chelsea, winning their last five fixtures without conceding a single goal. Guardiola's side will be looking to complete a successive double over Chelsea, something the Premier League have never done.

Last time out, City needed a second-half goal from Riyad Mahrez to claim all three points after Jack Grealish set up the goal with an excellent cross.

Chelsea don't have the best of recent records at the Etihad, losing four of their last five trips, conceding nine and scoring just three.



Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistants: Stuart Burt & Lee Betts

Fourth Official: Robert Jones

VAR: John Brooks

Assistant VAR: Simon Bennett

Photo courtesy of Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Written by: @MakThatGuy

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