MCI vs CHE Dream11: The dreaded and the unsolicited international break is gone and won't be returning till March next year. The fans can now look forward to a hectic schedule where the games will come thick and fast, week in and week out. And come Saturday, November 23, the football world will be watching the action unfold at the Etihad Stadium as champions Manchester City take on reborn, and reenergized Chelsea in a crunch Premier League game.
The Premier League match will be played between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium, The ground has a capacity of 55,092.
The game will start at 11:00 PM (IST), on November, 23.
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Manchester City – W W W W D L
Chelsea – W W L W D W
Manchester City Team News:
Oleksandr Zinchenko, Leroy Sane and Aymeric Laporte remain out for the champions at the moment. The 22-year-old Ukrainian is expected to return next month from his knee injury, while Sane should be available in January next year, but there's no specific time period for Laporte's comeback. Though, it has been suggested that the Frenchman may make his much-awaited comeback in February or March.
In addition, the home side will miss the services of playmaker Bernardo Silva, who serves a one-game ban following his yellow card at Anfield.
Possible Ins or Outs of this game:
Ederson has fully recovered from the muscular injury and is set to start in goal.
Riyad Mahrez is the obvious choice to replace Bernardo Silva in the playing 11 and the former Leicester City superstar, who has been used in a limited capacity by Pep Guardiola this season, will be looking to impress here.
Expect Fernandinho get another game at the back alongside John Stones, despite Nicolas Otamedi fit and available.
Angeliño had a good game at left-back against Liverpool, but Benjamin Mendy is fit and should get the nod here, while Ilkay Gundogan could lose his place to David Silva.
Chelsea Team News:
Centre-back Antonio Rüdiger remains out at this point of time due to a groin injury. The German international is nearing a return, though, and could be available next week. But Ruben Loftus-Cheek remains on the sideline due to an Achilles tendon injury, and won't be returning anytime soon. Marco Van Ginkel is also out.
Callum Hudson-Odoi is expected to miss the game due to a hamstring injury, while Christain Pulisic is a doubt due to a groin injury.
Possible Ins or Outs of this game:
Jorginho returns from suspension and will stat in the midfield, alongside N'Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic.
If Pulisic is not fit to start, expect Willian and Mason Mount to start on either side of striker Tammy Abraham. Olivier Giroud will once again have to contend with a place on the bench.
Manchester City XI: Ederson (GK), Kyle Walker, John Stones, Fernandinho, Benjamin Mendy, Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, David Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero
Chelsea Probable XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga (GK), Cezar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Tomori, Emerson Palmieri, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Willian, Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham
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Captain and Vice-Captain options:
MCI vs CHE Dream11 potential winner:
It's a difficult call, considering Chjelseare playing some of the best free-flowing football in the Premier League this season, but Manchester City are at home and they hardly lose at the Etihad Stadium, unless you are a certain Crystal Palace team.
City will go into the game as favourites.