In the big clash of the weekend, Premier League champions Manchester City face a tough trip to leaders Chelsea in the early kick-off on Saturday.

The two sides are among the strongest in Europe and Pep Guardiola will look to end a run of three straight losses against Thomas Tuchel before similarly daunting encounters with Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool next week.

The teams are stacked with phenomenal talent in all areas of the pitch, but who would make it in a combined Manchester City and Chelsea team? Our Fan Brands team have their say.

Jai Mcintosh, our social producer, spoke with Anita Abayomi, the Carefree Chelsea writer and Dom Farrell, the City is Ours editor, to pick their Manchester City and Chelsea combined XI - using the Londoners' preferred 3-4-2-1.

Manchester City and Chelsea combined XI- selected by the fan brands team

Despite Edouard Mendy being named UEFA Men's Goalkeeper of the Year, City favourite Ederson was selected in goal.

Kyle Walker is one of the most consistent right-backs in the country over the last three seasons. Mcintosh kickstarted the right-back discussion, claiming that Walker would be better suited in a back-four and that James prevails at wing-back in a back-five.

"I wouldn't put Kyle Walker as a right wing-back," he said. "I'd rather have him as a centre-back [in a back-three] but if I chose a flat-back four, I would have Walker in."

Marcos Alonso took the left wing-back role over Joao Cancelo before Fan Brands' team waded into heavy debate over whether Jorginho or Bernardo Silva should join N'Golo Kante in a double pivot.

"Any big City game where doesn't play Bernardo Silva they pay a price," Farrell said.

"He's so important, such a complete player and I think if we're playing a midfield two in this combined eleven it's important to have two jack-of-all-trade players, which Silva and Kante both are."

Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku formed two-thirds of the front three, as they do with the Belgium national team.

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Farrell tabled his case for Phil Foden's appearance, claiming that the 21-year-old has a unique ability to move to the summit of the global game.

"Foden's the one who has the potential to be one of the top five players in the world," he said. "He has the potential to be one of the best three or five on the planet in the next decade."

"I love Mason Mount but if you want someone who has the quality in front of goal then it's Phil Foden," she added.