Pep Guardiola His side saw a three-point lead over title rivals Liverpool crushing Newcastle 5-0 A day after Jurgen Klopp’s side dropped points at home to Tottenham, although the Reds are level again – but still second on goal difference – after beating Aston Villa last night.
However, victory over Newcastle came at a cost, with Robin Dias joining English duo Kyle Walker and John Stones on the sidelines for the rest of the season.
That could lead to Fernandinho linking up with Aymeric Laporte in central defense at Molineux tonight, with Nathan Ake also hit by a blow and Joao Cancelo and Alexander Zinchenko the only suitable full-backs.
Jack Grealish may have enjoyed his best game for City against Newcastle and is fighting for another top spot. For such a decisive game, it seems reasonable to expect Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva to return to the starting XI.
“Nothing changed after the Newcastle game,” Guardiola said of the injury situation on Tuesday. We are who we are and we will play the last three games with the players we have and strive to achieve them.
“We have problems in other departments but others will solve them.”
Chelsea expected for Manchester City (4-3-3): Edson. Cancelo, Aki, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Jesus, Foden, Grealish
injuredWalker (ankle), dias (hamstrings), stones (muscles)