It will be a clash of the heavyweights as Chelsea play hosts to Manchester City at Stamford Bridge, with both sides desperate to grab all three points.
Frank Lampard and his men endured a difficult end to 2020, having managed to win just one of their last six games in all competitions.
In the Premier League, losses in key fixtures against Everton, Wolves and Arsenal, in addition to the 1-1 stalemate last time out against Aston Villa, has sent Chelsea tumbling down the table, with the Blues currently 6th on the table, 7 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.
City, on the other hand, are coming on the back-end week that has been mired in uncertainty, having seen their Monday night game against Everton being called off.
To make matters worse, Pep Guardiola is missing a number of key players due to COVID-19 infection, but his team’s recent form – unbeaten in 10 across competitions – will fill him in with confidence.
The corresponding fixture last season saw Chelsea eke out a narrow 2-1 win over City in a result that officially ended City’s defence of their Premier League crown.
Chelsea XI (4-3-3): Mendy, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Silva, Chilwell, Kovačić, Kanté, Mount, Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic
Man City XI (4-2-3-1): Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Gündoğan, Hernández, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling
Kick off is at 17:30 (GMT +1).
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