Date: 1st January 2021 at 12:16pm
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Chelsea commence their 2021 fixtures with a visit from Manchester City, on Sunday.

For a club that are struggling to pick up the expected number of points they should be, going up against Manchester City is not the ideal game.

But there were signs, against Aston Villa, with Frank Lampard making numerous changes to the starting XI that were so poor against Arsenal, that things could get better.

However, with a plethora of fixtures to get through, I cannot help but think that the old rotation policy could come into effect.

Manchester City arrive in West London having had their last Premier League fixture postponed, after several of their squad tested positive for COVID-19, it will be interesting to see how Pep Guardiola’s team selection reflect this.

As usual, here at Vital Chelsea, we are running our usual feature where we ask you to predict the starting XI that Frank Lampard will opt for in what promises to be an intriguing game.

After thinking about it, simply drop your predicted starting XI into the comment facility beneath this article and at the same time feel free to drop what you believe will be the final score into the same facility and we will see who gets the closest or, indeed, spot-on.

Chelsea v Manchester City?

Chelsea to Win!

Chelsea to Win!

Manchester City to Win!

Manchester City to Win!

A Draw!

A Draw!

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