It’s going to be a close-knit affair at the top of the Premier League this season if the table right now is anything to go by, but the Manchester City fans here in the pub are well up for the fight.
The Sky Blues are still there or thereabouts at the top of the division and after a tight win over Burnley on Saturday, they’ve kept pace with their fellow frontrunners.
It was a game that, at times, was missing that star quality we’ve seen so often from this City side but nonetheless, it’s a result that could prove to be massive come the end of the season.
As the old cliche goes, it’s important that potential title winners win even when they don’t play well.
Even our United-mad landlord gave his admiration at the result, especially considering City really didn’t play that well at all at Turf Moor on the day.
But with a huge game against Chelsea coming up this Saturday, how exactly should Pep line up his troops for one of the biggest games of the season so far?
Here’s the starting XI we think will destroy Chelsea this weekend…
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