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‘What a joke’ – These Chelsea fans react to Maurizio Sarri’s lineup for crucial clash against Manchester City

The teams are in for the clash between Chelsea and Manchester City, this tie could have massive implications on both the title race and the battle for a top four finish.

The Blues got the better of Manchester City when the two sides met in December, Pep Guardiola and Co. will be itching to settle the score this afternoon, this is where we’ll see if City crumble under the pressure of chasing Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title.

Maurizio Sarri has made two changes to the side that demolished Huddersfield last weekend, Antonio Rudiger is in for Andreas Christensen at the heart of defence and Guardiola’s former Barcelona ace Pedro will come into the right-wing spot – in the place of Willian.

This will be Gonzalo Higuain’s first taste of a big game in England and Chelsea fans will be hoping that the prolific striker can put the sword to City’s defence. Given the youth of City’s backline, there is a chance that Higuain could use his experience to fashion himself some goalscoring opportunities.

Take a look at Chelsea’s team below:

Here’s how Pep Guardiola’s side will lineup:

 

Check out some reaction to Sarri’s lineup below:

Manchester City will need a win to keep up with Liverpool in the title race and Chelsea will need a win or draw in order to take back 4th place from Manchester United. I expect this clash to be a fiery encounter, there is too much at stake for either side to play it safe.

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