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Chelsea vs. Manchester City: Confirmed lineups and discussion

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Not much needs to be said about the importance of Saturday's match. Chelsea top the table, with Manchester City sitting five points adrift in second. The only other club that seems to have a prayer of being involved in the race is Manchester United, who are nine points back following their victory over Leicester.

Both sides will be shorthanded today, though the two weakened lineups are probably still the Premier League's best. Jose Mourinho has opted to go with the following:

Starting: Thibaut Courtois, Branislav Ivanovic, Kurt Zouma, John Terry, Cesar Azpilicueta, Nemanja Matic, Ramires, Willian, Oscar, Eden Hazard, Loic Remy

Bench: Petr Cech, Gary Cahill, Nathan Ake, Didier Drogba, Andreas Christensen, Isiah Brown, Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini will line up as follows:

Starting: Joe Hart, Bacary Sagna, Vincent Kompany, Martin DeMichelis (lol), Gael Clichy, Fernando, Fernandinho, James Milner, Jesus Navas, David Silva, Sergio Aguero

Bench: Willy Cabalero, Frank Lampard, Edin Dzeko, Stevan Jovetic, Aleksander Kolarov, Dedryck Boyata, Pablo Zabaleta

As always, enjoy the match and please don't link or direct to any illegal streams.

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