By Paul Erewuba
Pundits believe Chelsea can claim their second Champions League trophy as they take on Manchester City in this year’s final but Pep Guardiola’s side are gunning for their elusive first.
On the way to this final, the Blues beat Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate in the semi-finals of the competition while City overcame Paris Saint-German comfortably.
City, however, are in their first ever final, and Guardiola is desperate to get his hands back on the most prized trophy in world football.
Reportedly, Man City will be with a fully-fit squad for today’s final – a manager’s dream.
But Pep Guardiola has the tough task of choosing who to leave out of his first XI for his side’s clash with Chelsea in Porto.
Joao Cancelo may not start for City and has found himself out of the side recently while Oleksandr Zinchenko could bag himself a starting place.
Phil Foden, Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Marrez are all expected to start for City.
For Chelsea, their two big injury sweats were Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante, both who are now reportedly fit and ready to face City.
The pair trained on Thursday and will almost certainly start vs City, with Thiago Silva likely to start in a back three with Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.