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Hazard, Higuain to lead Chelsea onslaught against Man City

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Gonzalo Higuain and Eden Hazard will once again start for Chelsea up front as they line up to face Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The two combined well when they tore apart Huddersfield Town 5-0 where they both earned braces.

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The last goal was scored by David Luiz who has retained his defensive position alongside Antonio Rudiger. Before the arrival of Higuain on loan, Maurizio Sarri played Hazard as ‘false 9’ regularly.

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For Manchester City, Pep Guardiola has recalled Aymeric Laporte from the left-back duties to his usual central defence area and will partner with John Stones.

That means Nicholas Otamendi has been dropped to the bench while Oleksandr Zinchenko will replace Laporte at the full-back position as they line up with a four-man defensive line. up front, it’s Raheem Sterling for Leroy Sane.

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