Chelsea and Manchester City lock horns for the 150th time in the league. The Blues have won 60 and lost 50 of the previous 149 meetings.
This will be only the second time Chelsea have faced Manchester City on a Thursday, the other being a 2-1 win for the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day in 1935.
Man City have won six and lost three of their past nine Premier League meetings with Chelsea.
The Citizens have lost more Premier League games against Chelsea (25) than they have against any other side in the competition.
City won the reverse fixture 2-1 at the Etihad in November. The scorers were N’Golo Kante (21 minutes), Kevin De Bruyne (29), Mahrez (37).
Biggest league win for each team:
Chelsea 6-0 Manchester City 2007/08
Man City 6-0 Chelsea 2018/19
City’s biggest win at Stamford Bridge is 4-1 in 1978/79
Chelsea (4-3-3) Arrizabalaga; Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, David Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic (Barkley 64); Pedro, Hazard (Giroud 90), Willian (Loftus-Cheek 75)
Unused subs Caballero, Christensen, Emerson, Fabregas
Head coach Maurizio Sarri
Booked Jorginho 63, Pedro 80
Scorers Kante 45, David Luiz 78
Manchester City (4-3-3) Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph; B Silva, Fernandinho, D Silva (c) (Gundogan 67); Mahrez (Foden 84), Sterling, Sane (Jesus 52)
Unused subs Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Otamendi.
Manager Pep Guardiola