Chelsea’s Predicted 4-3-3 Line Up Vs Man City – Five Changes Made

Chelsea battles Manchester City off the back of Sunday’s 2-1 win at Aston Villa and have Champions League qualification in their sights.

Christian Pulisic made his mark after replacing Willian at Villa and is expected to be in the starting XI against City tonight.

The American winger is poised to flank Tammy Abraham, who will come in for Olivier Giroud as Frank Lampard rotates his squad.

Mason Mount will retain his place in the team but switch to the right flank in order to accommodate Pulisic.

N’Golo Kante and Mateo Kovacic will do much of the running in midfield, with Jorginho returning from suspension to anchor the team.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek, who started at Villa, is likely to drop to the bench as Lampard attemps to keep the England international fresh following his return from injury.

Lampard knows Chelsea will have to be on top form to get the better of City, who have scored eight goals in their two games since the Premier League restarted last week.

Chelsea predicted line up vs Man City

(4-3-3): Kepa; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Azpilicueta; Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic; Mount, Pulisic, Abraham

Subs: Caballero, Christensen, Alonso, Loftus-Cheek, Gilmour, Barkley, Pedro, Willian, Giroud