Chelsea suffered a heavy blow in the first game of the season to retain their title suffering a 2-2 draw against Swansea City in the opening gameweek. They are going to face last season’s runners up Manchester City in the second gameweek after the Sky Blues started their season strongly with a 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Jose Mourinho is on the headlines throughout the week following the breakdown with chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro and she will not sit on the bench today.

Both sides named their starting XI and substitutes for the high profile match at the Etihad.

Manchester City starting XI: 

Hart; Sagna, Kompany, Mangala, Kolarov; Yaya Toure, Fernandinho; Navas, Silva, Sterling, Aguero

Manchester City substitutes: 

Caballero, Zabaleta, Clichy, Nasri, Demichelis, Bony, Iheanacho

Chelsea starting XI:

Begovic; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; Ramires, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Hazard; Diego Costa

Chelsea substitutes:

Blackman, Zouma, Mikel, Loftus-Cheek, Cuadrado, Falcao, Remy. 

    Snehanjan Banerjee closely follows English Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A along with other world football events.

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