Chelsea FC will host Manchester City in a Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Blues presently lead the league table with 13 points out of a possible 15, while the Citizens are in fifth place with 10 points.
Today’s game, on the other hand, promises to be exciting as Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel square off once more to showcase another piece of their tactical mastery.
Since taking over as Chelsea manager last year, Thomas Tuchel has won Guardiola three times in a row, and he will be hoping to keep that streak going.
These 5 players, however, would be critical to his game strategy, adding to the mystery surrounding his opponents.
(1) Romelu Lukaku is a Belgian striker.
Since making his second appearance for the club, the forward has been in outstanding form. In total, he has four goals in all competitions.
If Chelsea is to come away with something from this match, Lukaku will have to be at his best.
(2) Hakim Ziyech (Hakim Ziyech)
The Moroccan international has been a thorn in Pep Guardiola’s team’s side, scoring twice in their last three encounters.
With Mason Mount out of today’s game, Ziyech is set to take over as the starter.
Toni Rudiger is third on the list.
Since Thomas Tuchel took over, the German international has been a rock in the Blues’ defense.
Rudiger is one of many Chelsea players who will influence the game’s outcome.
(4) Marcos Alonso is a Spanish footballer who plays for Real Madrid.
Since the start of the season, the left-back has been in outstanding form, appearing in all of Chelsea’s league games.
When defending the opposition from a counter-attack, though, Alonso is a little lethargic, and if he doesn’t show any intensity, Guardiola’s team may punish him.
(5) Kante N’golo
When Chelsea plays a big encounter like the one against Manchester City, the World Cup winner will be the first name on many people’s minds.
N’golo Kante rarely disappoints when he plays, and his recent form makes him a player to keep an eye on in today’s match.