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Why Ilkay Gundogan & Zinchenko are missing for Man City vs Chelsea

Why Ilkay Gundogan & Zinchenko are missing for Man City vs Chelsea

Chelsea vs Man City

Chelsea and Manchester City are set to face off in one of the toughest tests of each side’s campaigns on Saturday afternoon.

The Blues will play host to Manchester City in the day’s early Premier League kick-off.

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Chelsea head into the game looking to continue their fine unbeaten start to the season, with a League Cup victory over Aston Villa in midweek their latest triumph.

Man City, on the other hand, have struggled somewhat this term, having already dropped points to Tottenham and, most recently, Southampton.

Why Ilkay Gundogan & Zinchenko are out vs Chelsea

Ahead of the tie, both sides would release their starting line-ups an hour before kick-off.

Thomas Tuchel made some interesting changes to his side, and would appear to line up in a 3-5-2 – the formation the Blues switched to midway through the Tottenham game last week before going on to win 3-0:

Man City, meanwhile, would welcome back Aymeric Laporte and Rodri to the starting line-up, whilst John Stones also returned on the bench.

There were, however, two big noticeable omissions from City’s matchday squad in the form of Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko:

However, Man City have now provided an explanation for the pair’s absences, confirming that Gundogan is carrying a knock and Zinchenko is still out with the injury that saw him miss Southampton last weekend as well.

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 9 20 22
2 Liverpool FC 9 21 21
3 Manchester City 9 16 20
4 West Ham United 9 6 17
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 9 0 15
6 Tottenham Hotspur 9 -4 15
7 Manchester United 9 1 14
8 Everton FC 9 1 14
9 Leicester City 9 0 14
10 Arsenal FC 9 -3 14
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 9 0 13
12 Brentford FC 9 2 12
13 Aston Villa 9 -2 10
14 Watford FC 9 -5 10
15 Crystal Palace 9 -3 9
16 Southampton FC 9 -4 8
17 Leeds United 9 -8 7
18 Burnley FC 9 -8 4
19 Newcastle United 9 -9 4
20 Norwich City 9 -21 2

Premier League 21/22

Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 10
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 4
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Hwang, Hee-chan Wolverhampton Wanderers 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 3
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
King, Joshua Watford FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3