Man City vs Chelsea Premier League: Manchester City host Chelsea in the early Premier League kickoff on Saturday knowing they realistically need a win to reopen the title race. With their ten-point lead between themselves and the Blues, Pep Guardiola’s side don’t have much pressure to win, especially since they have been relentless in the league of late. If they take the game to Thomas Tuchel’s team and triumph, they could really assert their dominance and prove last year’s Champions League final was an aberration. Midweek, Chelsea defeated Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semifinals to book themselves a place at Wembley and await either Liverpool or Arsenal. City, on the other hand, have had over a week to recover since beating Swindon in the FA Cup third-round. A phenomenal run of form has seen them win seven straight games in all competitions and 14 of the last 15, putting them in contention for another league title. Below are all the latest updates from Man City vs Chelsea:
Match: Man City vs Chelsea Premier League
Date & Time: Saturday, January 15 (06:00 PM IST)
Venue: Etihad Stadium in Manchester
Man City vs Chelsea Playing XI
Man City Playing XI: Ederson, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, John Stones, Kyle Walker, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Raheem Sterling
Subs: Ruben Dias, Romeo Lavia, Ilkay Guendogan, James Mcatee, Luke Mbete, Gabriel Jesus, Joshua Wilson-Esbrand, Zack Steffen, Fernandinho
Chelsea Playing XI: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Malang Sarr, Antonio Ruediger, Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Romelu Lukaku, Christian Pulisic, Hakim Ziyech
Subs: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Marcus Bettinelli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Saul Niguez, Jorginho, Ross Barkley, Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner
Man City vs Chelsea TEAM Squads
Man City: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne (C), Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, Sterling.
SUBS: Steffen, Dias, Gundogan, Jesus, Fernandinho, Mbete, McAtee, Lavia, Wilson-Esbrand.
CHELSEA: Kepa, Azpilicueta (c), Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Sarr, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Ziyech, Pulisic; Lukaku.
SUBS: Bettinelli, Barkley, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Saul, Havertz, Werner.
Where to Watch
TV channel: The game will be broadcast on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game through the BT Sport website or app.