Chelsea face their biggest Premier League match of the season this evening, welcoming Manchester City to the Bridge.

Preview

It’s the return of Premier League with Chelsea taking on Manchester City. It’s a huge match for both clubs in a fixture which has thrown out some rather one-sided results for both teams in recent years. Chelsea may have done the double over Guardiola’s men last campaign but City won 3-0 at the Bridge the season before.

Team News

Eden Hazard is back for the Blues and is expected to play from the start but one man who will not is David Luiz. The Brazilian is suspended which will presumably give Andreas Christensen a rare start in the Premier League.

Much of the focus of the buildup to this match has been on Manchester City’s problems. Full-back Benjamin Mendy could be out for the whole season and Sergio Aguero will miss a couple of months after breaking a rib in a car accident this week.

Betting

Chelsea are the marginal favourites for this clash according to the Smartbets Odds Calculator. You can get a Blues win at 43/25 or an away victory at 9/5. Most bookmakers are offering 5/2 for a draw.

Predicted Lineup

Thibaut Courtois

Cesar Azpilicueta

Andreas Christensen

Gary Cahill

Victor Moses

Tiemene Bakayoko

N’Golo Kante

Marcos Alonso

Eden Hazard

Pedro Rodriguez

Alvaro Morata