Premier League champions Manchester City can’t afford to make more mistakes if they want to retain their league title starting with the home game against Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Manchester City start the weekend in fourth position and one point behind Chelsea in third place.
The Citizens have won the last two Premier League titles and are bidding to become only the second team to win three successive Premier League titles but they have not made a good start by their usual high standards.
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Manchester City were beaten 3-1 by league leaders Liverpool in their last Premier League game and that left them nine points adrift at the top of the table.
First choice goalkeeper Ederson missed that Liverpool defeat with an injury but he’s back in time for the Chelsea game following his quick recovery.
On their part, Chelsea are on a fantastic run in the Premier League having won the last six games.
Summer signing Christian Pulisic is the man on form for Chelsea after netting five goals in the last three matches.
Probable Chelsea XI vs Manchester City (4-3-3): Kepa Arrizabalaga; Cesar Azpilicueta, Fikayo Tomori, Kurt Zouma, Emerson Palmieri; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount; Willian, Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham.