Pep Guardiola identified Thomas Tuchel as one of his greatest threats long before he was parachuted in to save Chelsea. Tomorrow, the pair will meet on English soil for the first time in a clash that promises to light the blue touch paper for the Premier League’s next great rivalry. How double-chasing Chelsea handle quadruple-chasing Manchester City will be instructive as to what is to come next season and beyond.
The England midfielder suffered a knee injury on international duty last month.
Heading to Everton on Friday night before their rescheduled Southampton match in midweek, top scorer Harry Kane and forward partner Heung-min Son are capable of bagging across both games. Despite his team-mates struggling of late, Harry Kane is fixture- and form-proof. Two goals against Newcastle United followed a key role in Heung-min Son’s against Manchester United - and you wouldn’t rule out attacking returns in both this week’s games.