Title chasers City and Chelsea in action

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Manchester City and Chelsea will look to take advantage of Liverpool’s shock defeat last night with victories in this evening’s Premier League action.

We preview their clashes with Brentford and Brighton as well as rounding up all the latest transfer news.

Premier League drama

Liverpool’s slip up against Leicester means City can take a commanding nine-point lead at the top of the table heading into the new year.

As the relentless schedule continues, it could be a chance for Jack Grealish and Phil Foden to return to the City fold.

The pair have not been seen in a starting XI since a night out saw them dropped for the game against Newcastle pre-Christmas, with Pep Guardiola’s comments suggesting he was unimpressed with their actions.

We look at how the stark warning could serve as a timely reminder for the England duo to step up on and off the pitch.

Meanwhile, Chelsea can make up ground at the top by overcoming Brighton at Stamford Bridge this evening.

An impressive second-half comeback win against Aston Villa has lifted spirits in the Blues camp but Thomas Tuchel knows he still has issues to resolve in his team.

With N’Golo Kante suffering an injury-ravaged season, we turn the spotlight on who Jorginho’s central midfield partner should be over the coming weeks.

The January transfer window opens in just three days and speculation over who will be on the move is increasing.

There has already been an outgoing at City, with Ferran Torres sealing a move to Barcelona yesterday.

Today’s Transfer Talk column looks at who the Citizens will target as they look to bolster their forward line, with the likes of Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Dusan Vlahovic appearing to be high up their list.

Source: Livescore.

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