Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Chelsea v. Manchester City Preview

Dream11 Fantasy Soccer: Chelsea v. Manchester City Preview

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Chelsea and Manchester City have set their sights on clinching spots in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, though the Citizens still do not know whether they will be eligible to play it yet. The Blues enter this matchup on a run of four straight games without defeat in the English Premier League (W3, D1), but Manchester City have done well too, registering back-to-back clean sheets in their two league contests since the restart of the competition. The Blues are W7, D3, L5 at home this season, while City are one of the best teams in the league playing on the road – W9, D1, L5. Plus, Pep Guardiola's men also feature the best attack in the league with 76 goals scored in only 30 matches, averaging over goals 2.5 per match.

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Chelsea: W3, D1, L1

Manchester City: W4, L1

Team News

Chelsea

OUT: Callum Hudson-Odoi (undisclosed), Fikayo Tomori (strain), Jorginho (suspension)

Doubtful: None

Manchester City

OUT: Claudio Bravo (back), Sergio Aguero (knee), John Stones (ankle), Eric Garcia (concussion)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso; N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic; Tammy Abraham

Manchester City: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Top Picks

Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City: Mahrez is

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Chelsea and Manchester City have set their sights on clinching spots in the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, though the Citizens still do not know whether they will be eligible to play it yet. The Blues enter this matchup on a run of four straight games without defeat in the English Premier League (W3, D1), but Manchester City have done well too, registering back-to-back clean sheets in their two league contests since the restart of the competition. The Blues are W7, D3, L5 at home this season, while City are one of the best teams in the league playing on the road – W9, D1, L5. Plus, Pep Guardiola's men also feature the best attack in the league with 76 goals scored in only 30 matches, averaging over goals 2.5 per match.

Recent Form

Chelsea: W3, D1, L1

Manchester City: W4, L1

Team News

Chelsea

OUT: Callum Hudson-Odoi (undisclosed), Fikayo Tomori (strain), Jorginho (suspension)

Doubtful: None

Manchester City

OUT: Claudio Bravo (back), Sergio Aguero (knee), John Stones (ankle), Eric Garcia (concussion)

Doubtful: None

Expected Lineups

Chelsea: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso; N'Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek; Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic; Tammy Abraham

Manchester City: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Fernandinho, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mendy; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri; Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling

Top Picks

Riyad Mahrez, Manchester City: Mahrez is at his best when City's game moves right through him, and that should be the case with Sergio Aguero being ruled out due to a knee injury. The former Leicester star bagged a brace Monday against Burnley and should be a popular pick once again.

Raheem Sterling, Manchester City: While choosing a Chelsea player might be tempting, their home struggles and City's scoring power suggest the visitors will dominate. If that's the case, then Sterling could make an impact once again. The former Liverpool winger did not play against Burnley and is expected to return to the squad Thursday.

Captain and Vice-Captain Options

  1. Riyad Mahrez
  2. Raheem Sterling
  3. Mason Mount
  4. Kevin De Bruyne

Dream11 Team

GK: Ederson

DF: Kyle Walker

DF: Marcos Alonso

DF: Benjamin Mendy

DF: Cesar Azpilicueta

MF: Mason Mount

MF: Kevin De Bruyne

MF: Riyad Mahrez (C)

MF: Leroy Sane

FW: Raheem Sterling (VC)

FW: Tammy Abraham

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