Sarri to maintain squad in predicted starting XI


West London side Chelsea suffered a 2-1 loss against Wolves in their last Premier League game and are again faced with a tough game against league leaders Manchester City.

The Blues are regarded as underdogs in the game with the league leaders still unbeaten so far in this season.

However, manager Maurizio Sarri will face his strongest team to execute the game knowing that a defeat will leave his side 13 points behind Man City.

Kepa Arrizabalaga will no doubt be at the middle of the sticks and will have César Azpilicueta, Antonio Rüdiger, David Luiz and Marcos Alonso lined at his front as defenders.

Also, Mateo Kovacic likely to partner N’Golo Kante and Jorginho as his strongest legs in the middle.

However, Eden Hazard, Pedro and Olivier Giroud are expected to lead the attack in a game that will be highly contested.

Meanwhile, the West London boss has been criticized for playing World Cup winner N’Golo Kante out of position and that has been pointed to as one of the reasons why they have been struggling so far this season.

Chelsea (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga, César Azpilicueta, Antonio Rüdiger, David Luiz, Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Eden Hazard, Pedro, Olivier Giroud.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.