Prediction: Chelsea vs Manchester City

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Manchester City face their biggest test of the season so far, however, travelling to the home of the champions.

With Man United and Manchester City scoring goals and winning games for fun, there is now pressure on the Blues to pick up victory when they travel to the Potteries, requiring just one more point to hit the milestone 1,8000 during the Premier League era.

Antonio Conte's side go into the match off the back of their late 2-1 win at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

And Conte plans to assess his players to see if he needs to make changes for the game at Stamford Bridge.

David Luiz is still serving a domestic ban and the experienced Gary Cahill will likely be his replacement in this game.

Eden Hazard has completed his return to the first team in triumphant fashion as he was one of the star performers in Madrid.

"Eden Hazard is always a handful and Alvaro Morata has started particularly well". With Leroy Sané and Raheem Sterling coming off the bench to score in nearly every game as well, the Citizens' squad depth is frightening, and it is no surprise that they have won all of their away games in the league so far.

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They will have to manage without £52m full back Benjamin Mendy, who could be set for a long spell on the sidelines with a knee injury.

They haven't conceded a league goal since August.

Club captain Vincent Kompany will also miss Saturday's clash with a calf injury. Fabian Delph replaced the wingback in midweek and performed well so he may be in line for another start on Saturday. Ilkay Gundogan is available.

'Manchester City are a very good team, one of the best in the league. "It's good to have lovely experiences, but I intend to go back to Italy one day".

It's pretty clear that if the Premier League was won with trick shots, Chelsea would be more than just in the running.

Last four league meetings between the two sides have ended with more than 2.5 goals.

Chelsea are back in action on Saturday when they take on Premier League leaders Manchester City, who will have an extra day of rest, and Conte is livid that two such enormous matches have been scheduled so close together. This will make it quite an open game and in that scenario it is the visitors who come out on top.