Manchester City will be crowned premier league champions if they beat Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Manchester City will be without defender John Stones as they bid to clinch the Premier League title against fellow Champions League finalists Chelsea on Saturday.

The England international completes his three-match domestic suspension for his sending off in the victory against Aston Villa last month.

City has no new fitness concerns following their exertions against Paris St Germain in midweek and centre-back Eric Garcia could be available again after illness.

Mateo Kovacic will miss out on Chelsea as he continues to battle past hamstring trouble. The Croatia midfielder will also be a doubt for the Blues’ Premier League clash with Arsenal at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

Blues boss Thomas Tuchel says that game and Saturday’s meeting will have no bearing on the Champions League final.
“I think the final in Istanbul will be pretty unique no matter the score today, no matter if we win, they win or if we draw,” he said.

“There is no one thought about the final of the Champions League because we don’t have the Premier League in our hands,” said the City boss.

“I’m so cautious. I think if you don’t have it, you don’t talk about it,” added the city boss.