Chelsea vs Manchester city: Latest team news, and likely line up

What is it?

It's the Premier League meeting between champions Chelsea and league leaders Manchester City.

When is it?

Saturday Sept 30, 2017.

What time is kick-off?

Referee Martin Atkinson will get the match at Stamford Bridge under way at 5.30pm while his assistants Lee Betts and Stephen Child will run the lines. Andre Marriner will be the fourth official.

What TV channel is it on?

BT Sport 1 will be broadcasting the match. Alternatively, of course, you can join us right here for our minute-by-minute coverage of the match. Just bookmark this page and come back at around 4.30pm for all the team news, build-up, live commentary and on-the-whistle report.

What is the team news, who is injured and suspended?

Eden Hazard is expected to start in the Premier League for the first time this season when Chelsea host Manchester City.
Defender David Luiz completes his three-match domestic suspension for his dismissal against Arsenal, with Andreas Christensen poised to deputise.
Midfielder Danny Drinkwater (calf) is the only definite injury absentee.

Provisional squad: Courtois, Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Fabregas, Kante, Morata, Hazard, Pedro, Bakayoko, Moses, Kenedy, Musonda, Zappacosta, Willian, Batshuayi, Cahill, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Clarke-Salter, Scott, Eduardo.


City will be without Sergio Aguero for Saturday's trip to west London after the striker suffered rib injuries in a car crash on Thursday.

Left-back Benjamin Mendy is a long-term casualty after rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in last week's 5-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace.

Captain Vincent Kompany, who has missed the last six games, remains on the sidelines with a calf injury.

Provisional squad: Ederson, Bravo, Walker, Stones, Otamendi, Mangala, Danilo, Delph, Toure, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sterling, Sane, D Silva, B Silva, Foden, Diaz, Jesus.
 What's our prediction?

Manchester City have scored five goals or more in their last three Premier League games, so Chelsea’s first task will be to stop them. But, having beaten Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, Chelsea can lay down an early title marker by inflicting City’s first Premier League defeat.


Prediction: Chelsea 2 Manchester City 1

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