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Man City v Chelsea PL2: Key battles

Manchester City welcome Chelsea for a battle between two of the heavyweights in the Premier League 2 on Saturday but where will it be decided?

After an excellent October in which Man City won all three matches and Paolo Fernandes was named as Player of the Month, Simon Davies’ side fell to a 1-0 defeat at Everton last week.

Man City now face Chelsea but who in the opposing squad is most capable of doing damage to City's Premier League 2 hopes?

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Rodney Kongolo v Marco van Ginkel

Chelsea have fielded several first team and internationally renowned names throughout the competition, with Marco van Ginkel being one.

If the box-to-box midfielder, a fully capped international for Holland, features he will come up against a man looking to follow in his footsteps.

Rodney Kongolo and van Ginkel are similarly combative in style so City's UEFA Youth League captain will be determined to show he has the potential to outshine the former AC Milan player.

Lukas Nmecha v Fikayo Tomori

Nmecha appears to be back to full fitness and a fixture in the side again.

He was shackled well on Wednesday afternoon by Borussia Monchengladbach's defence but he still found an opening to help in creating Brahim Diaz's winning goal.

Fikayo Tomori is a centre-back experienced beyond his years having lifted both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League titles in both of the past two seasons.

If Nmecha is to get the better of Tomori, it will prove his credentials as one of the best young strikers in the country.

We’ll have full coverage of Manchester City v Chelsea in the Premier League 2 on Saturday 26 November on mancity.com!

After Chelsea, City’s UEFA Youth League team welcome Celtic to the Academy Stadium on the 6 December. Visit the ticket office for information on how you can support our future.