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Man City vs Chelsea: Starting XIs for EPL clash confirmed, Jack missing

Manchester City make three changes from the team that beat FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.

Jack Grealish is missing with the muscle injury he sustained in Denmark, with Jeremy Doku replacing him on the left.

Midfielder Bernardo Silva, who was hurt by a heavy tackle against Copenhagen, drops to the bench, as does defender John Stones.

They are replaced by Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez, who maintains his record of starting every Premier League game this season, the only City player to have done so.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake, Rodri, Alvarez, De Bruyne, Doku, Foden, Haaland

Subs: Ortega, Stones, Kovacic, Silva, Gomez, Nunes, Bobb, Susoho, Lewis

Chelsea XI
Chelsea make two changes from the side that beat Crystal Palace 3-1 on Monday.

At the back, Levi Colwill replaces the injured Thiago Silva, while further forward, Raheem Sterling replaces None Madueke, who drops to the bench.

Like Sterling, Cole Palmer – who left City for Chelsea for £42m in the summer – starts against his former club.

Goalkeeper Robert Sanchez does not make the squad despite being back in training.

Chelsea XI: Petrovic ,Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell, Caicedo, Fernandez, Sterling, Gallagher, Jackson, Palmer

Subs: Bettinelli, Mudryk, Madueke, Chalobah, Nkunku, Casadei, Gilchrist, Samuels-Smith, Harrison

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