Thomas Tuchel makes four changes from last weekend’s win at Tottenham as we welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge.
The Blues are boosted by the return of Edouard Mendy in goal, while Reece James returns at wing-back in a move that sees captain Cesar Azpilicueta revert to centre-back and Thiago Silva drop to the bench.
Prior to kick-off, Tuchel explained that a slight knock was the reason behind Thiago Silva's absence, commenting: 'Unfortunately, Thiago had some issues yesterday in training, otherwise he would have started.'
Pep Guardiola also makes four changes from City's Premier League draw with Southampton last weekend as Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Aymeric Laporte all start.
Chelsea (3-5-2): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Lukaku, Werner
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Chilwell, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech
Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Dias (c), Laporte, Cancelo; Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva; Foden, Jesus, Grealish
Subs: Steffen, Ake, Stones, Fernandinho, Lavia, Mahrez, Palmer, Sterling, Torres
Referee: Michael Oliver