TEAM NEWS: Chelsea vs Manchester City, Mendy returns

TEAM NEWS: Chelsea vs Manchester City, Mendy returns

Chelsea are set to welcome defending champions Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in an early Premier League kick-off game. 

Thomas Tuchel has made four changes from the team which won at Tottenham in the Premier League last weekend, with fit-again Edouard Mendy replacing Kepa in goal, Reece James coming into defence with Thiago Silva making way, the injured Mason Mount sitting out for N’Golo Kante, and Timo Werner starting up front ahead of Kai Havertz. 

Man City also made four changes, with Aymeric Laporte taking Nathan Ake’s centre-back place, Rodri replacing Fernandinho and Kevin De Bruyne back for Ilkay Gundogan in midfield, and Phil Foden starting ahead of Raheem Sterling. 

Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Werner, Lukaku

Subs: Kepa, Thiago Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, Havertz.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden, Grealish, Jesus

Subs: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Sterling, Torres, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Palmer, Lavia. 

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