Manchester City vs Chelsea: Mark Lawrenson gives his prediction

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Thomas Tuchel beat Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-final last month but Mark Lawrenson expects Manchester City to beat Chelsea in the Premier League later today.

Speaking to the BBC, Mark Lawrenson said: “I don’t think Pep Guardiola should rest people on a day where they can win the league, but, also, that runs the risk of Chelsea beating them for a second time in the space of a few weeks – after they knocked them out of the FA Cup.

“It’s difficult to second-guess Guardiola’s team selection but I’d expect Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel to pick a strong side. Chelsea are still fighting for fourth place – to make sure they are in the Champions League next year, as well as trying to win it this season.

“Tuchel’s side fully deserved their win over Manchester City at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final last month but a stronger City line-up should come out on top at Etihad Stadium.”

Lawrenson’s prediction: Man City 2-0 Chelsea

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