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Possible Chelsea Starting Line-Up Against Manchester City


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.

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Comments (4)

  1. Draw against City is a big bonus for us

  2. Mou sud go with the second line mentioned above except Eto’o i play Oscar since city are so dangerous at their home!! Eto’o has proved hes a big match player so including em wud be a good bet also

  3. Go boys and get the three point tonight cos we need it more than any other things

  4. Manchester city have a very good home record against Chelsea in recent time and they have made Etihad a fortress to visiting team. Mourinho have not lost an away games to the top 5 team in premier league! Will city upset the Blues to open up a 6 point Gap over the blues and top the table over Arsenal with just a point? Find out tonight as chelsea upset City at the etihad stadium!!