Chelsea v Manchester City

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It's fourth against top in Saturday's clash at Stamford Bridge, with Manchester City looking for a fourth consecutive victory over Chelsea.

It’s fourth against top in Saturday’s clash at Stamford Bridge, with Manchester City looking for a fourth consecutive victory over Chelsea.

The last three meetings between the sides – the Community Shield and last season’s league fixtures – ended in wins for City, with Chelsea failing to score in any of the matches.

The hosts go into Saturday evening’s clash with just one win in their last four Premier League games, the 2-0 success over local rivals Fulham, a run that has seen them slip to fourth in the table.

Maurizio Sarri made several changes for the 2-1 defeat at Wolves and the likes of Jorginho and David Luiz are expected to return after sitting on the bench at Molineux. Ross Barkley is back in contention for a starting berth after an ankle injury.

Meanwhile, City will once again be without their joint top scorer Sergio Aguero, who has missed the last two matches due to muscle tightness.

Pep Guardiola will hand a late fitness test to defender Oleksandr Zinchenko, who has a facial injury, while the City boss has confirmed Kevin De Bruyne is not yet ready to return.

Chelsea have only lost four of their 21 Premier League home matches against City, but two of those have come in the last three seasons and the leaders are unbeaten in their last 14 away league matches.

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