Man City Vs Chelsea | Match Facts, Broadcast Info

 

It's set to be a rematch of the 2021 UCL final as English heavyweights Chelsea and Manchester City square off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The Blues come into this match presently on top of the Premier League table, and their form has many buzzing that this season could be one in which they look set to make a serious push for the league crown. Chelsea come into this game having survived a nervy Carabao Cup tie against Aston Villa, during which they eventually came out on top following a 4-3 victory in a penalty shoot-out. Although they've won their last four across all comps, Thomas Tuchel's men will naturally be wary of the visit of Manchester City, who beat them 3-1 in this same fixture last season.

Meanwhile, reigning champs Manchester City have picked up ten points from their opening five games, which sees them sitting in fifth place. They have recovered well following an opening day loss to Tottenham to find their footing, but failed to find a way past Southampton last weekend and had to settle for a very disappointing draw. Like Chelsea, City did enjoy success in their midweek Carabao Cup tie, and unlike the Blues, were able to settle things in regular time thanks to a comprehensive 6-1 win over lower-tier side Wycombe.

Both teams will be European action shortly, but arguably it looks like Manchester City will have the tougher challenge as they'll be facing PSG. Chelsea, on the other hand, will be taking on Juventus, but given the Italian side's less than impressive domestic form, the Blues may really be fancying their chances at taking one step closer towards the round of 16.

Interestingly, none of the prior 12 meetings between these two sides have ended as draws. Will that change in Saturday's match, which is predicted by many to be a cagey affair?

Team news: Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea: Edouard Mendy has now recovered from a hip problem and will resume his spot in the starting XI. However, American star Christian Pulisic is still out with an ankle injury, while English youngster Mason Mount picked up a slight injury during Chelsea's 4-3 win over Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup so looks set to miss out here.

Manchester City: The visitors have been given a huge boost with John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Rodri expected to return to the fold after their respective injury lay-offs, but Ilkay Gundogan isn't expected to feature here. Meanwhile, youngster Nathan Ake, who missed City's midweek Carabao Cup tie against minnows Wycombe to go to his father's funeral, should return for this match. 

Match facts: Chelsea vs Manchester City

  • There have been no draws in the last 12 Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Manchester City
  • The Blues have won five, while the Cityzens have won seven
  • Along with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City have the best defense so far (just one goal conceded)
  • Since Thomas Tuchel arrived, the Blues have kept 15 clean sheets out of their 24 matches - which is a stronger defensive performance than any other side in the English top flight
  • Manchester City are hoping to win back to back away games against Chelsea for the first time since January 1955
  • So far, they've won three of their last six away fixtures against Chelsea (L3) which is more than they'd achieved in their prior 23 trips to Stamford Bridge (W2 D8 L13)
  • Chelsea have won their last three meetings with Man City across all comps (FA Cup, Premier League, and Champions League)

Where to watch Chelsea vs Manchester City live on September 25, 2021

Chelsea vs Manchester City kick off at 04:30 PST/07:30 EST/12:30 BST/13:30 CET

USA: NBCSN, NBC Sports App, UNIVERSO, nbcsports.com

UK: BTSport.com, BT Sport App, BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport 1

Australia: Optus Sport

Canada: DAZN

France: RMC Sport 1, Free, Canal+ Sport, RMC Sport en direct

Live elsewhere? Here's where you can watch Chelsea vs Manchester City live from your current location:

Chelsea vs Manchester City Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Saturday 25 September 7:30am ET / 12:30pm BST / 1:30pm CET
Stadium: Stamford Bridge (London)

Australia: Optus Sport
Canada: DAZN
France: RMC Sport en direct, RMC Sport 1, Free, Canal+ Sport
Germany: Sky Sport 1/HD, Sky Ticket, Sky Go
India: JioTV, Star Sports HD 2 Asia, Hotstar VIP, Star Sports 2 Asia
Indonesia: mola.tv, Mola TV, Mola TV App
Malaysia: Astro SuperSport 3, Astro Go
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: SuperSport MaXimo 1, DStv Now, SuperSport Premier League Nigeria
Portugal: Sport TV1, Sport TV2, Sport TV Multiscreen
Spain: Movistar+, DAZN, DAZN 1
Turkey: S Sport+, S Sport
United Kingdom: TalkSport Radio UK, BT Sport App, BT Sport Ultimate, BTSport.com, BT Sport 1, BBC Radio Manchester
United States: NBCSN, SiriusXM FC, NBC Sports App, nbcsports.com, fuboTV, UNIVERSO, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo

 

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