A jaw-dropping combined XI of the two Premier League giants.As Manchester City host Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, CaughtOffside takes a look at the immense talent and depth of these two teams’ squads, in what will be an early-season contest between surely the two main contenders for the Premier League title this season.
In a close-run contest, title favourites Chelsea edge City by six players to five in this combined lineup, though it was almost too close to call on occasion, with these two clubs creating a simply world class XI together.
GK: Joe Hart vs Thibaut Courtois
Two superb goalkeepers in an admittedly mixed run of form, Joe Hart put some poor recent displays behind him with a great solo display against Bayern Munich in midweek. Still, Thibaut Courtois has been excellent in recent times and will surely improve as the defence in front of him steadies, and looks the player with greater potential.