Manchester City will clash heads with Chelsea at Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Saturday night, hoping to pick up a win and lift their first-ever Champions League trophy. The Citizens will be heading into the contest on the back of an impressive 5-0 against Everton in the Premier League, whereas the Blues recorded a 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa.
Thomas Tuchel will probably opt for the 3-4-3 formation with a few tweaks from the last game as N’Golo Kante looks likely to make his way back into the starting eleven.
3-4-3 Chelsea Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester City
Eduardo Mendy is expected to be fit for the finals.
‘N’Golo is looking good, and I hope he stays like that for Saturday,’ Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel told the club’s official website on Thursday.’ – Chelsea’s official website stated.
‘Edou made a huge improvement with the management of pain from when the injury happened, which is good. We hope to have him back. If he is fit, then Edou will play.’
The Senegalese shot-stopper will hope to put up a strong performance and secure a clean sheet on Saturday.
Thiago Silva is expected to start at the heart of Blues’ backline, whereas Antonio Rudiger will continue to feature at the left centre-back spot. Cesar Azpilicueta will fulfil the right centre-back position.
However, their main objective will be to keep Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne quiet throughout the ninety minutes.
N’Golo Kante and Jorginho might fulfil the holding midfield positions, with the former occupying a more central role. The pair would be looking to dominate the midfield proceedings.
Ben Chilwell might start at the left wing-back position, whereas Reece James will fill in on the other flank as the right wing-back.
Mason Mount and Kai Havertz will slot into the attacking midfield roles. The duo would be determined to set up some clear cut goal-scoring chances for the front-men.
Timo Werner will lead the line for the Blues against Manchester City. The German international would be hoping to find the back of the net when he faces off against the City defence that has kept two clean sheets in their last five games across all competitions.
Christian Pulisic might come on to make a cameo appearance in the second forty-five minutes.