What a difference a week makes. A convincing win against West Brom and suddenly Manchester City are being talked of as the favourites for the title again.
Football can be a game where opinions change fast and a win here over Chelsea will send confidence rocketing amongst the players and fans.
Yaya Toure will be available after suffering a groin problem and there are no new injury worries. Gael Clichy should be fit but Aleksandar Kolarov is expected to keep his place in the starting line-up at left-back. Sergio Aguero could come into the side to replace Wilfried Bony up front and Samir Nasri will be pushing Raheem Sterling for a start. Fabian Delph and Fernando both remain injured.
Jose Mourinho remains embroiled in a somewhat bizarre argument with his medical team at Chelsea. The one thing that has done is take focus away from his players who struggled to a 2-2 draw against Swansea last week.
You have to go back 17 years for the last time Chelsea failed to win one of their two opening games to a season and a defeat here will leave them five points off the pace already. But Chelsea are unbeaten against Manchester City in four games and it would be typical of a Mourinho side to win this one.
Asmir Begovic will come into the side for suspended goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and midfielder Oscar is a slight doubt after a training injury. Things need to be tightened up at the back after only one clean sheet in the last six league games.
League Position: Manchester City – 1st, 3pts; Chelsea – 10th, 1pt
Last Meeting: Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City, January 2015
Form: Manchester City – W; Chelsea – L
Key Men: Manchester City – David Silva; Chelsea – Eden Hazard
Shoot says: Man City 1-1 Chelsea