Losses to Liverpool and Wolves have really showed Manchester City are not the old powerful horse of last season.
They have since dropped to fourth and will badly need to win against Frank Lampard’s men in Manchester.
Chelsea meanwhile have won all their last five matches in the Premier League. Crystal Palace was their last victim before the international break.
Chelsea are placed third on the log and are likely to miss Ross Barkley and Christian Pulisic due to injuries.
City’s Aymeric Laporte is expected to return in January while Bernado Silva is suspended for this one.