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EPL: How Etihad Stadium Will Hold The Blues In Gameweek 22

The current champions of England Manchester City are scheduled to welcome the Blues to the Eithad Stadium for Gameweek 22 on Saturday noon at exactly 12:30 pm kick-off time. The Citizens ahead of this clash are on the top spot in the league table with 10 points in a gap between the Blues.

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Pep Guardiola and his boys are much spirited ahead of this fixture having picked 33 points in their last 11 premier league outings, and just like their league counterpart - Chelsea, with 17 points in 11 premier league outings.

However, meeting each other on Saturday, Manchester City Boss - Guardiola is likely to name this squad against the Blues having missed the FA Cup win against Swindon Town due to a positive coronavirus test. Ahead of this clash, the Citizens are missing two first-team players - Riyad Mahrez to AFCON and Phil Foden to illness. 

Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson will keep his spot for the Citizens alongside teammates Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, and João Cancelo all lineup in defense. German International ilkay Gündogan will be in the midfield partnering Spanish star Rodri and Portuguese International - Bernardo Silva. Kevin De Bruyne will move to the attacking role against the Blues partnering with Gabriel Jesus and Jack Grealish.

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Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, ilkay Gündogan, Rodri, Silva, Jesus, De Bruyne, Grealish.

The Blues are also missing out on a few stars, the likes of Chalobah, Chilwell, Christensen, Reece James, and Edouard Mendy. However, the German Boss has equally good players available to fill such avoid.

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€80M star - Kepa Arrizabalaga will fill Mendy's shoes. Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, and Cesar Azpilicueta will line up in defense. Marcos Alonso will retain his position on the left fleck in the midfield partnering with Mateo Kovacic, Jorginho, N'Golo Kanté, and Hakim Ziyech.

Belgium International - Romelu Lukaku will lead the attacking role for the Blues despite controversies surrounding his form supported by Mason Mount and Timo Werner.

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Arrizabalaga, Rüdiger, Silva, Azpilicueta, Alonso, Kovacic, Jorginho, Kante, Ziyech, Mount, Lukaku.

Out of nine meetings between these two managers - Manchester Boss - Pep Guardiola has had the most wins of five, and a draw in all competitions. 

So what will be the outcome of this clash?.

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