Chelsea face Man City at Stamford Bridge in just under an hour, and the teams are in!
Thomas Tuchel knows how to beat Pep Guardiola’s teams, and he’s picked a side specially to do that today.
Edu Mendy returns in goal after a few games out, with Reece James playing at right wing back, allowing Cesar Azpilicueta to slide across into the back three. Thiago Silva drops out.
In midfield N’Golo Kante is fit to start, playing alongside Mateo Kovacic.
The twist is that Jorginho is in there too, with Lukaku and Timo Werner playing as a front two.
It’s a fascinating moment to deviate from the 343 that’s served Tuchel so incredibly well, a gamble for sure – but we have so much faith in the manager we’d back any lineup decision he made at this point.
Here are the full team line-ups for Chelsea vs Man City (kick off at 12:30 pm GMT)
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