Chelsea predicted line up ahead of Man City clash which could hand Liverpool title

Frank Lampard will welcome Jorginho back from suspension this evening as Chelsea host Manchester City.

The Blues welcome Pep Guardiola’s side to Stamford Bridge knowing that if City don’t win then Liverpool will be crowned Premier League champions.

Lampard will not be thinking about that though with Chelsea firmly in a battle for the top four following Manchester United’s win over Sheffield United on Wednesday.

And the former Chelsea midfielder will face a headache in his midfield given the return of Jorginho.

The Italian missed Sunday’s win at Aston Villa due to suspension with N’Golo Kante occupying the holding role.

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Jorginho has started all but seven league matches so far this season and he is expected to be given a starting role.

Kante is likely to start in a slightly more advanced role, meaning one of Ruben Loftus-Cheek or Mateo Kovacic are expected to miss out.

Mason Mount could also be rested in favour of Christian Pulisic with the American impressing after coming on at Villa Park.

Mount played the full 90 minutes in that match and Lampard may be keen to preserve the fitness of his squad with an FA Cup quarter-final tie at Leicester City coming on Sunday.

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On player fitness, Lampard said: “Fikayo Tomori is still probably about a week away from training properly with us and Callum Hudson-Odoi is still searching for fitness. He’s fit but not match fit yet.

“When you play against City, there are benchmarks for you. We have to say as a club like Chelsea that we want to be at that level – competing for first and competing in cup competitions.

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