Chelsea vs. Manchester City: 6 Key Battles to Watch

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Chelsea vs. Manchester City: 6 Key Battles to Watch
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Following the controversial dismissal of Roberto Di Matteo, Rafael Benitez takes charge of his first game as interim Chelsea manager Sunday, and it couldn’t come against much tougher opposition.

Manchester City will be newly invigorated after assuring their exit from the Champions League during midweek and travel to Stamford Bridge with a new domestic focus in mind.

Both sides have built a reputation for heavy transfer spending in recent years and have amassed two rosters absolutely packed to the rafters with talent as a result.

That being said, it’s the small things that count, and both sides will be counting on performances from some vital talismans if they’re to emerge from west London with at least a point in hand.

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