Ok. Here we are facing our kryptonite from last season with no striker (which might have changed the dynamic against them) and a fist full of injuries. Big test for Pep, who does he deploy, who does he start and what tactical tweak does he have which would stop us being strangled again. Maybe Grealish Foden and De Bruyne combination is enough. We will need at least two goals though.
will be fascinating. I will be watching from behind the sofa.
Chelsea are playing effectively at the moment and we are not fully firing with key players injured or returning from injury. I don't know why but I fancy us to beat them but even if we don't I hope someone at least boots Rudiger in the balls!
Our best performance against this new Chelsea side was honestly the 2-1 at the Etihad where we played with basically no midfield. Honestly think this is a game for sterling and Torres running in behind and midfielders who can play those passes.
Walker Dias Ake Cancelo
De Bruyne Foden
Sterling Ferran Grealish
Give up dominating for some pace and directness in the middle. I think we knick this one 1-0 Torres