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PREVIEW: All you need to know ahead of Sunday's game

PREVIEW: All you need to know ahead of Sunday's game

Everything you need to know ahead of Manchester City's Premier League clash against Chelsea...

When and where

The Blues host Chelsea on Sunday 10 February. Kick off is at 4pm GMT. 

It will be shown live on Sky for UK viewers - and you can also keep up-to-date with all the action via our Matchday Centre or our Twitter: @ManCity.

Fans around the world can find out where to watch via our global listings.

Team news

City

Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy remain out. 

Mendy continues to struggle after undergoing knee surgery in November, despite making his comeback in the recent win at Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup.

And Kompany is yet to recover from the muscle problem he picked up in the win over Liverpool at the tun of the year.

Chelsea

Last time out

City travelled to Stamford Bridge in December, losing 2-0 to the West London side, our first defeat of the season. 

The home fixture last season saw us win 1-0 thanks to a goal from Bernardo Silva, a result that put us 18 points clear at the top of the table.

FLYING HIGH: Bernardo Silva makes it 1-0 at the Etihad.

Highlights

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Pep's preview

"People believed managers arrive at good clubs and immediately create something," he said.

"My feeling when I saw Chelsea at Community Shield was they were already there.

"They have been exceptional. Final of Carabao Cup, in Europa League, and Premier League they are there.

"They are nine behind with one less game and in the FA Cup they are there as well.

"I see them play and I recognise exactly what they want to do."

Maurizio Sarri preview 

“We need to reduce the gap,” he said. “We need to work. You can either be the most competitive in the market or you can work. I don't know any other way.

“The Premier League is very difficult. It's not easy to win or even get to the Champions League We need to work, but I think they [Man City] are an example for every club.

“I think they are the best team in Europe.

“At the moment I don't think [we are title contenders]. I think we can fight for the top four this season, no more. We can win something, of course, but the Premier League is now a fight between Manchester City and Liverpool.”

Match officials 

Referee: Mike Dean
Assistants:
 Darren Cann, Dan Robathan
Fourth official:
 Paul Tierney

Notable Player links

Shaun Wright-Phillips, Nicolas Anelka, Wayne Bridge, Frank Lampard, Terry Phelan, David Rocastle, George Weah and Daniel Sturridge. 

 

Men's Team

Guardiola v Sarri: A fascinating sub-plot...

HEAD TO HEAD: Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri lock horns on Sunday...

Manchester City’s crucial Premier League clash with Chelsea carries with it several fascinating sub-plots and arguably the most fascinating of them all will come off the pitch.

For not only will it be the latest collision between two of English football’s most successful sides of the past decade.

Men's Team

Guardiola: Liverpool aren’t feeling the pressure

Media Watch

Media: Aguero’s consistency is key