Chelsea host Premier League Champions Manchester City in a highly anticipated clash on Sunday afternoon at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues edged past London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Monday night in a convincing 4-1 win while Manchester City booked a place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League after a scintillating 3-0 performance over Young Boys in Group G.
A 6-1 thrashing over Bournemouth had summer signing Jeremy Doku explode into life with an incredible performance at the Etihad last week and is expected to be given the nod ahead of Jack Grealish in this clash
An unforeseen demolishing of the Lilywhites saw Chelsea forward Nicolas Jackson grab the headlines with a hatrick after Spurs saw two players sent off in Cristian Romero and Destiny Udogie.
Although Chelsea remain unbeaten this month with victories over Blackburn Rovers and Tottenham Hotspur, the Blues are nine points away from the top four and the relegation zone with their only Premier League home win from their last 13 matches coming against newly promoted Luton Town.
However, Manchester City have netted 17 goals after the defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium with five consecutive wins ahead of the clash with Chelsea who have failed to win in their last three encounters with the Citizens this year.
Both teams have only suffered one defeat in their last six matches in all competitions and Mauricio Pochettino will look to stun the visitors after taking points off Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs this season.
The clash is expected to live up to expectation as both teams faced off in the UEFA Champions League final only two years ago yet Pep’s men look firing and could be the better side of the two in this crunch encounter.
Kickoff is scheduled for 16:15 GMT