Date: Saturday 25th September, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm
Stadium Stamford Bridge
Referee Michael Oliver (England)
Chelsea will go six points above Manchester City if Thomas Tuchel records his fourth consecutive victory over Pep Guardiola. The stakes are high before this repeat of last season’s Champions League final. City will be desperate to avoid another stumble after drawing at home to Southampton last weekend and have injury concerns over Ilkay Gündogan, Rodri, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte. Chelsea, who will be boosted by Édouard Mendy’s return in goal, will sense a chance to tighten their grip on top spot. However Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic are out for Tuchel’s side.
Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic, mount and Timo Werner are doubtful.
Pep Guardiola’s side have Rodrigo, Aymeric Laporte, Oleks Zinchenko, Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones as questionable. Ben Mendy remains suspended.