Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Thursday 25 June 2020
Kickoff at 20:15 BST
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS
UK - BT Sport
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
Everything you need to know ahead of our Premier League trip to Chelsea on Thursday 25 June.

WHEN AND WHERE

The game kicks off at 8:15pm (UK) on Thursday 25 June at Stamford Bridge.

In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport and you can also keep up to date with all the action on ManCity.com's Matchday Centre or via our official Twitter platform: @ManCity.

Fans living outside of the UK should check out our global TV listings to find out how they can tune in wherever they are in the world.

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TEAM NEWS

Manchester City

Sergio Aguero (knee) and Eric Garcia (head injury) will miss the game, while John Stones (ankle) is doubtful but may be contention to return. 

Gabriel Jesus is set to replace Aguero but Pep Guardiola also feels he has plenty of options within is squad to cope with the Argentine's absence, including using Ilkay Gundogan is a withdrawn forward.

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Chelsea

Frank Lampard confirmed Callum Hudson-Odoi (ankle) and Fikayo Tomori (muscle) are unavailable.

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PEP'S VIEW

“Chelsea have always been a real force. With Antonio Conte, they won the league and that was four years ago.

“In recent years they haven't spent too much, but if they do it’s because they can afford it.

“If the clubs can do it they will do it. If they have done it they feel they need it. But the power was already there.

“When Abramovich took over it was uncomfortable for the Premier League and then Manchester City came and that was uncomfortable for the Premier League.”

Opposition view: FRANK LAMPARD

“When you play a team of Man City’s level, you can play like we did in that game where we matched them in general play but if you have a couple of moments where you switch off they constantly will have individuals and a way of playing that gives you problems.

“We’ll have to be at our best. We have to take our chances when we get them because we had some up there that we didn’t take and we also have to be very vigilant about how we defend.

“The work ethic of the team in a defensive nature has to be huge to try and stop them playing.

“It’s a huge challenge. We know that every time we play City but we have to believe in ourselves, be confident and give it our best because if we do then I have belief in this team that they can go up against anybody.”

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Stuart Attwell
Assistants: Lee Betts, Constantine Hatzidakis
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
VAR: Craig Pawson
Assistant VAR: Stephen Child
Replacement official: Graham Kane

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LAST MEETING

A moment of brilliance from Riyad Mahrez ensured City emerged as 2-1 victors in an enthralling, end to end clash with Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.

The Algerian won the game with a move that has become his trademark, cutting inside onto his favoured left foot and picking out the bottom corner after Kevin De Bruyne’s deflected effort had cancelled out N’Golo Kante’s opener.

Last result

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Premier League

Man City
2
Chelsea
1
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We're Not Really Here

Our ‘We’re Not Really Here’ campaign aims to connect and engage our fans in a series of new and innovative ways.

You may not be able to sing for the team in the stands, but your support remains as important as ever.

Every matchday, home and away, we’ll kick off the big game build-up with a brand new programme called, fittingly, ‘We’re Not Really Here’, in honour of the chant synonymous with all City fans.

 

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We will be inviting supporters to get in touch throughout the show, letting us know your views as well how you are experiencing the big matches behind closed doors.

Simply use the hashtag #WNRH to join the conversation and get involved to ensure that your views and voice is heard. A selection of posts can be found on the #WNRH mancity.com wall

Premier League rule changes

Whilst football is back, it is different from what we are used to.

The absence of fans is the most significant change, but a host of other measures have been implemented to protect players and staff, all of which will affect the matchday experience.

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