Third place Manchester City host Premier League leaders Chelsea on Saturday as both sides look to test their title credentials against another fellow contender.
Pep Guardiola’s City go into this game having beaten Burnley 2-1 last weekend, but they haven’t won at home in the league since September 24, with draws against Everton, Southampton, and Middlesbrough frustrating the Etihad faithful in that time.
In contrast, Antonio Conte’s Chelsea are flying having won seven straight matches, and conceding just one goal in that time.
The Blues struggled in the early stages of the season for consistency, but since Conte has switched to a back three, they have been unstoppable and have risen from tenth to top spot in the space of a few months.
Victory for Guardiola’s men would take them above the Blues into top spot, for 24 hours at least, but a win for the visitors on Saturday would take them four points clear of City.
With the build-up well underway, speculation is building about who might start for both sides, and who could miss out on a place in the starting eleven.