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City v Chelsea: A special rivalry resumes...

One of the most eagerly-awaited Premier League matches of the season awaits on Saturday lunchtime when City play host to Chelsea.

It’s first v second, North versus South, a meeting between the reigning Premier League and Champions League holders.

After a magnificent run that has seen us win the past 11 league games, Pep Guardiola’s City have opened up a crucial 10-point lead at the top of the table.

And City will kick-off Saturday’s lunchtime blockbuster buoyed by the memory of last September’s hugely impressive 1-0 league win at Stanford Bridge

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However, Thomas Tuchel’s squad is packed with quality and the Londoners will prove formidable opponents.

Chelsea will also arrive at the Etihad fresh from having booked their place in the Carabao Cup final after Wednesday's semi-final triumph over Tottenham.

So all the ingredients are in place for what should be an absorbing thriller at the Etihad Stadium, with kick-off scheduled for 12:30 (UK).

Get in the matchday mood by watching the video above…

City v Chelsea

City host Chelsea at 12:30 (UK) on Saturday 15 January and we’ll have comprehensive coverage here on mancity.com and the official app.

Live updates begin in our Matchday Centre two hours before kick-off, whilst our Matchday Live show, with guests Shaun Goater and David James starts one hour before we get under way at the Etihad Stadium.

During the game you can listen to live audio commentary from Alistair Mann and Andy Morrison, whilst a match report and post-match reaction from players and Pep Guardiola will be available shortly after the final whistle.

You can watch highlights for free from 17:15 (UK) and CITY+ subscribers can also enjoy a full-match replay from midnight after the game.

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