Predicted Chelsea lineup (4-3-3) vs Manchester City, Giroud and Kante start
Chelsea are scheduled to host Manchester City in the Premier League tomorrow. The Blues will be aiming to end a two-match winless streak such that they can jump into the top four.
Edouard Mendy has been the undisputed choice between the sticks and he is expected to start against Pep Guardiola's side.
In the defence, Cesar Azpilicueta and Ben Chilwell should continue in the right and left-back positions. Reece James is out injured with a hamstring issue.
At the heart of the backline, Kurt Zouma and Thiago Silva are expected to come in for Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen in a straight swap.
N'Golo Kante has been the go-to choice in the holding midfield role. Ahead of him, Mason Mount could be accompanied by Mateo Kovacic, meaning that Jorginho should drop to the bench.
In the attack, no changes are expected. Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi should start on the left and right wing respectively with Olivier Giroud featuring as the sole striker.
Hakim Ziyech has returned to full training following a hamstring injury, but he may not be risked from the lineup after a month-long lay-off.
Predicted Chelsea lineup: Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Kurt Zouma, Thiago Silva, Ben Chilwell; N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Oliver Giroud, Christian Pulisic