Premier League LIVE: Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel continue their rivalry in clash of the title rivals between Chelsea and Man City while Man United host Aston Villa in double early kick-off bonanza
- Premier League Manchester City take on Chelsea in a title race six-pointer
- Pep Guardiola has struggled against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues in recent occasions
- City have lost their last two games with Chelsea plus the Champions League final
- Sportsmail will also bring you live updates for Manchester United vs Aston Villa
- Latest Premier League news, including live action and results
- Race for the Golden Boot – as it stands – will Romelu Lukaku win this season?
- Premier League table – as it stands – who will win the title come the end of May?
Chelsea take on Manchester City in a clash of the title rivals at Stamford Bridge as part of a double Premier League bonanza this Saturday lunchtime.
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues are the current Premier League leaders on goal difference after four wins and a draw in their first five matches, while City lie three points behind Chelsea in the table and will overtake them today with a win in west London.
However, Pep Guardiola’s men have struggled against the Blues in the past, losing their last three matches with Tuchel’s side.
The other clash involving the top of the table sees Manchester United, level on points with leaders Chelsea, hosting Aston Villa who are more than capable of springing a surprise at Old Trafford.
Follow Sportsmail’s SAM BLITZ for live coverage of Chelsea vs Manchester City and Manchester United vs Aston Villa, including build-up, team news and updates.
As per Sportsmail’s Jack Gaughan, Pep Guardiola is ringing the changes from the side that drew 0-0 to Southampton last weekend.
Creative midfielders Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne, as is Aymeric Laporte at centre-back. Full team news to follow.
Over in the red corner of Manchester, is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer starting to feel the pressure a little bit?
Manchester United have been far from convincing in their defeats to Young Boys and West Ham in the Champions League and Carabao Cup respectively, while they edged past the Hammers last week.
Solskjaer was livid over some contentious penalty calls in their two games against West Ham and has now blamed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for the lack of proper decision-making after the German complained about how many spot kicks the Red Devils get.
This one won’t go away any time soon…
Right, let’s not hang about. There’s plenty of live action to get our teeth stuck into so let’s start debating.
Chelsea vs Manchester City is filled of top quality, world-class, eye-catching talent. Cue the combined XI piece that splits opinion.
Who makes Sportsmail’s cut? Who misses out? Take a look at our picks below…
Premier League lunchtimes do not get bigger than this. The clock will barely be past noon when stellar matches in the north and the south get underway.
Starting at the bottom of the country, Chelsea take on Manchester City in a battle between two of the big title favourites this season. Thomas Tuchel reunites his rivalry with Pep Guardiola, while Romelu Lukaku will do battle with Ruben Dias.
Go further north, and the Cristiano Ronaldo show will carry on. Manchester United take on Aston Villa after a dodgy week which saw them edge past West Ham last week, before lose to the Hammers in the Carabao Cup in midweek.
Which way will these two games turn? Both games start at 12.30pm (BST) so we’ll have team news in around 25 minutes.
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