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Manchester City welcome Chelsea to the Etihad Stadium in a bid to keep things tight at the top of the Premier League table. 

Pep Guardiola’s side have two games in hand over Liverpool, who currently occupy the top spot with a five-point advantage that City can wipe out if they win here and against Brentford on Tuesday.

For Mauricio Pochettino’s men, they sit 10th but three points could see them rise as high as seventh.

The Sporting News takes a look at injury news ahead of the match and who could be selected in the starting XIs. 

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Man City vs Chelsea lineups, team news

Bernardo Silva and Mateo Kovacic are only fit enough for a place on the City bench, with Jack Grealish joining Josko Gvardiol on the sidelines. Manuel Akanji, Julian Alvarez and Jeremy Doku come into the starting XI.

Man City lineup (4-1-4-1, right to left): Ederson (GK) — Walker, Akanji, Dias, Ake — Rodri — Foden, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Doku — Haaland.

Man City subs (9): Ortega (GK), Stones, Kovacic, Silva, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Susoho, Lewis.

Malo Gusto is back for Mauricio Pochettino in this game but goalkeeper Robert Sanchez is not ready to return following a knee problem. 

Former City winger Cole Palmer has been a standout since his August move to Stamford Bridge with 10 Premier League goals and six assists, including an injury-time equaliser from the penalty spot in the reverse fixture.

Chelsea lineup (4-3-3 right to left): Petrovic (GK) — Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell — Fernandez, Caicedo, Gallagher — Palmer, Jackson, Sterling.

Chelsea subs (9): Bettinelli (GK), Mudryk, Madueke, Chalobah, Nkunku, Casadei, Gilchrist, Samuels-Smith, Harrison.

Man City vs Chelsea kickoff time

This Premier League clash takes place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK and kicks off on Saturday, February 17 at 5:30 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Feb. 17 12:30 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Feb. 17 12:30 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Feb. 17 5:30 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Feb. 18 4:30 a.m. AEDT
India Sat, Feb. 17 11:00 p.m. IST

Man City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this Premier League match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA NBC USA Network, Universo Fubo, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Canada

Fubo Canada

UK Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League Sky GO, Now TV
Australia Optus Sport
India Star Sports Select 1 & 2, Star Sports 3 Asia JioTV, Hotstar

USA: This game is available on the USA Network with streaming options on Fubo and Peacock. Telemundo and Universo provide Spanish language options.

Canada: Every Premier League game this season is live-streaming exclusively via Fubo.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream every match live and on-demand on Optus Sport.

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