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Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Manchester City, Giroud and Hazard start


Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) to face Manchester City, Giroud and Hazard start

Predicted Chelsea XI vs Manchester City

Chelsea face a difficult-looking challenge this weekend when they entertain Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League.

The Blues have gone through a tough run with just two wins from their previous five matches and this has dropped them to fourth in the standings.

Maurizio Sarri's side are presently 10 points behind leaders Manchester City while they are hanging onto fourth ahead of Arsenal on just goal difference.

Formation: 4-3-3

Predicted Lineup:

Kepa Arrizabalaga experienced another average performance in the recent Wolves defeat but he should still start between the sticks against the Citizens. In the defence, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso should maintain their right and left-back positions but there should be a change in the centre-back positions with Andreas Christensen making way for David Luiz, who should partner Antonio Rudiger.

Likewise in midfield, Cesc Fabregas could not make the most of his opportunity against Wolves and he is likely to drop to the bench with Jorginho taking up the holding midfield role. Aside from this, N'Golo Kante and Ruben Loftus-Cheek may retain their positions with the latter netting in back-to-back matches for the Blues.

Onto the frontline, Eden Hazard should without question feature on the left side of the attack but we are anticipating a change on the other flank with Pedro replacing Willian, who was largely wasteful with his opportunities. Upfront, Olivier Giroud may get the nod this time around after Alvaro Morata drew blank in the recent Wolves clash.