PREDICTED STARTING LINE UP: Chelsea vs Manchester City – 05-01-2023 Premier League – England

Great for fans and soccer fantasy: the possible starting line ups with the players that will play the match between Chelsea and Manchester City on Thursday the 5th of January.

PREDICTED STARTING LINE UP: Chelsea vs Manchester City - 05-01-2023 Premier League - England

Chelsea and Manchester City are going to face on Thursday the 5th of January at 8:00 pm in the 19th week of the Premier League. The match will take place in London at the Stamford Bridge. The chosen referee is Paul Tierney.

Chelsea occupies the 10th position in the league with 25 points. It comes from a 1-1 draw against Nottingham Forest in its last match in the Premier League. As of now, it has won 7 times, draw 4 times, and lost 5 times.​​

Manchester City sits in the 2nd position in the league with 36 points. It comes from a 1-1 draw against Everton in its last match in the Premier League. So far, it has won 11 times, draw 3 times, and lost twice.​​

Line-ups predictions​

These are the projected line-ups according to our predictions.​

Chelsea​

Chelsea has mostly adopted the 3-4-2-1 line-up most used during the season (5 times or 31.25%).

Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 3-4-2-1 (5 times), 4-3-3 (3 times), 4-2-3-1 (2 times), 3-5-1-1 (once), 4-3-1-2 (once), 3-1-4-2 (once), 4-4-2 (once), 3-5-2 (once) and 3-4-3 (once).

Graham Potter is expected to play against Manchester City with the following players: K. Arrizabalaga Revuelta, M. Cucurella, K. Koulibaly, T. da Silva, C. Azpilicueta Tanco, D. Zakaria Lako Lado, Jorginho, M. Mount, C. Pulisic, R. Sterling and K. Havertz.

In case that the line up is confirmed as above, the average age of Chelsea would be 29.09.

Graham Potter will probably not be able to employ E. Mendy and R. Loftus-Cheek because of injury.

G. Slonina, B. Chilwell, W. Fofana, R. James, N. Kanté and A. Broja will definitely miss the match.

Manchester City​

Manchester City has mostly adopted the 4-3-3 line-up most used during the season (11 times or 68.75%).

Overall, it adopted the following line-ups: 4-3-3 (11 times), 4-2-3-1 (3 times), 3-4-3 (once) and 3-4-2-1 (once).

Josep Guardiola i Sala is expected to play against Chelsea with the following players: E. Santana de Moraes, J. Cavaco Cancelo, J. Stones, M. Akanji, K. Walker, K. De Bruyne, İ. Gündoğan, R. Hernández Cascante, B. Mota Veiga de Carvalho e Silva, P. Foden and E. Haaland.

Assuming that the above line up is confirmed, the estimate average age of Manchester City would be 28.73.

Josep Guardiola i Sala will probably not be able to employ A. Laporte because of injury.

R. Santos Gato Alves Dias will definitely miss the match.

Josep Guardiola i Sala will not be able to have the presence of B. Mendy who is suspended​​.