Predicted Manchester City lineup (4-3-3) to face Chelsea, Aguero and Sane start
Manchester City have the chance to return to the top of the Premier League table when they welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The Citizens come into the game after successive wins over Arsenal and Everton in the space of seven days.
Ederson has been the undisputed choice for the goalkeeping duties for the Citizens and he is expected to start in goal. Pep Guardiola is unlikely to make any changes to the backline from the midweek game and this should witness Kyle Walker, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones and Aymeric Laporte retain their positions.
In the midfield, Fernandinho should once more occupy the defensive role and ahead of him, David Silva and Kevin de Bruyne are strong candidates to feature. De Bruyne has been short of his best form after returning from injury but he should be fit and kicking to face his former side after only being handed a cameo role off the bench in midweek.
In the frontline, Leroy Sane should slot into the left side of the attack and he could be accompanied by Bernardo Silva on the opposite flank. The Portuguese has become one of Guardiola's constants in the starting XI amid the consistency in terms of his performances. Upfront, Sergio Aguero should lead the line after amassing six goals in the past five games in all competitions.