Guardiola’s champions welcome Chelsea to the Etihad looking to keep up the pressure on Liverpool
Pep Guardiola’s side have won back-to-back top-flight games while the Reds got back to winning ways on Saturday after draws with Leicester and West Ham.
Sergio Aguero and Man City will be looking to see off Chelsea today
Chelsea were beaten 4-0 last time out on the road at Bournemouth, but took their frustration out on bottom-club Huddersfield last weekend, hitting five past the Terriers.
The Blues beat City in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge in December and are in need of another big performance as they look to keep their top-four hopes on track.
What time is kick-off?
The massive clash is set for Sunday, February 10 and will kick-off at 4pm.
When the sides met at the Bridge earlier this season, David Luiz and N’Golo Kante scored in a 2-0 win for Chelsea.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
You can watch all the drama unfold on Sky Sports Premier League, Main Event and Ultra HD.
Coverage begins at 3.15pm, whilst non-Sky subscribers can purchase a NOW TV pass from £7.99 to stream on their mobile, tablet or PC.
Man City boss Pep Guardiola and Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri
David Silva has been dropped to the bench by Guardiola with Fernandinho starting alongside Ilkay Gundogan and Kevin De Bruyne in midfield. Oleksandr Zinchenko has been selected to start at left-back, with John Stones and Aymeric Laporte partners in the centre of defence.
Leroy Sane is among the substitutes.
The Chelsea team is as expected, with Gonzalo Higuain leading the line. Marcos Alonso starts at left-back with Emerson on the bench, and Ross Barkley has been preferred to Mateo Kovacic alongside Jorginho and N’Golo Kante in midfield.
Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Subs: Danilo, Sane, Silva, Mahrez, Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Muric
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso, Kante, Jorginho, Barkley, Pedro, Higuain, Hazard
Subs: Loftus-Cheek, Caballero, Kovacic, Giroud, Willian, Christensen, Emerson