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Chelsea visit the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Monday night in a vital clash at the top of the Premier League table. Here are the predicted teams:

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Chelsea visit the Etihad to take on Manchester City on Monday night in a vital clash at the top of the Premier League table.

City dropped to second following Arsenal’s victory on Sunday so will be hoping to reclaim top spot with a win, while the Blues will be desperate to keep in touch with the top two after dropping points in midweek.

Manuel Pellegrini will have to make do without the services of Sergio Aguero after the striker picked up a hamstring strain during the midweek win over Spurs, so Alvaro Negredo could come back in to the attack alongside Edin Dzeko.

Otherwise, the Citizens are expected to keep faith with the eleven that performed so well at White Hart Lane, although Stevan Jovetic is pushing for a start after coming off the bench to grab his first league goal of the season against Tottenham.

Jose Mourinho has to decide whether to mix things up following a disappointing 0-0 draw with West Ham last time out. January signing Nemanja Matic could com in to the midfield with John obi Mikel the man likely to make way.

Frank Lampard is also pushing for a recall, but Samuel Eto’o is expected to retain his place in attack ahead of Demba Ba despite miss-firing on Wednesday, with Fernando Torres still out with a knee injury

Here are the predicted teams:

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