Man City leapfrogged Liverpool into first place in the table on goal difference with wins over Arsenal (3-1) on Sunday and Everton (2-0) on Wednesday.
Though Jurgen Klopp’s side went back on top by beating Bournemouth at Anfield.
Pep Guardiola knows that City will end the weekend above Liverpool with a win over Chelsea.
But Maurizio Sarri’s Blues – who are fighting for a top-four finish – will be confident of causing problems with Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard in form.
Manchester City vs Chelsea preview:
Manchester City face a tough test in the title race as Chelsea visit the Etihad on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
The champions moved back top of the Premier League table with a 2-0 win at Everton on Wednesday, although they have played a game more than their title rivals.
Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea were the first team to beat Manchester City domestically this season courtesy of a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in December.
Manchester City are still without defenders Benjamin Mendy and Vincent Kompany for the visit of Chelsea.
Team News of Manchester City vs Chelsea
Benjamin Mendy is nearing a return from a knee injury and could be in contention to face Chelsea.
Captain Vincent Kompany is still out, while Claudio Bravo (Achilles) is a long-term absentee.
Guardiola is expected to restore the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling to his starting XI.
While Leroy Sane should start after being taken off with half an hour to spare vs Everton.
Sarri’s only absentee is Marko van Ginkel – recently added to the Blues’ Premier League squad – as he continues to recovers from a serious knee injury.
Antonio Rudiger could return to Chelsea’s starting line-up at Manchester City.
Defender Rudiger was not risked in last week’s 5-0 win over Huddersfield due to a knock, so Andreas Christensen deputised. The Denmark defender is likely to make way.
Callum Hudson-Odoi has been ill, so may not even be among the substitutes.
Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso, Jorginho, Kante, Kovacic, Willian, Higuain, Hazard
Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, D. Silva, Sterling, Aguero, Sane
Score prediction: Man City 2-1 Chelsea
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The two sides have faced each other 43 times in the Premier League: Chelsea dominate with 25 wins to City’s 11, with seven draws.
Guardiola has lost three League games against Chelsea – more than any other in his managerial career – making the Blues his bogey team, with a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge in December hitting his side’s title hopes.