Match Preview

Premier League
Premier League
Saturday 25 September 2021
Kickoff at 12:30 BST
Stamford Bridge, Fulham Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1HS
UK - BT Sport
UK Radio - talkSPORT
Live text, audio and stats at mancity.com
All you need to know about our clash with Chelsea this weekend...

WHEN AND WHERE

City travel to Stamford Bridge on Saturday, 25 September to take on Chelsea.

Kick-off is 12.30pm.

You can follow the action via our Matchday Centre here on mancity.com or on our official app, which will provide you with minute-by-minute coverage, or via our Twitter: @ManCity.

A full match replay of all the action will be available to view with a CITY+ subscription from midnight.

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If you live outside of the UK, you can find out how to tune in, wherever you are in the world, by looking at our TV listings at the foot of this page.

MATCHDAY LIVE

Saturday's live pre-match show is available to watch across all our digital platforms.

The show will begin one hour before kick-off (11:30am UK).

The programme then returns for a half-time debrief and will also round-up all the action after the final whistle.

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Time permitting, our special guests will also react to the thoughts of Pep Guardiola and also a player.

Matchday Live is a must-watch for supporters, offering an exclusive City-focused perspective to your coverage to all of Manchester City’s clashes.

WATCH: Match highlights: City 6-1 Wycombe

TEAM NEWS

Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Lukaku, Werner

Subs: Arrizabalaga, Chilwell, Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Saul, Havertz, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech

City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Rodrigo, Bernardo, Foden, Grealish, De Bruyne, Jesus

Subs: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Sterling, Torres, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Palmer, Lavia

Pep Guardiola has made nine changes to the side that defeated Wycombe 6-1 in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup third round tie at the Etihad.

Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden keep their starting places, with Ederson, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo, Rodrigo, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish and Gabriel Jesus all coming back into Guardiola’s XI.

Zack Steffen, Ferran Torres, Romeo Lavia, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling, all of whom started on Tuesday, drop to the bench.  

John Stones returns to the squad after an injury absence. His last game came for England in Poland on September 8.

However, Ilkay Gundogan and Oleksandr Zinchenko both miss out through injury.

LAST TIME OUT

City thrashed Wycombe Wanderers 6-1 in the Carabao Cup, while Chelsea beat Aston Villa on penalties at Stamford Bridge in the same competition.

LAST MEETING

The two teams met three times in the final weeks of the 2020/21 campaign in three different competitions.

Chelsea won all three meetings, first in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, then a Premier League win at the Etihad before edging the Champions League final 1-0 at the Estádio do Dragão in Portugal.

Kai Havertz scored the only goal of the game on 42 minutes.

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MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Michael Oliver
Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett
Fourth official: Andy Madley
VAR: Darren England
Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan

TV LISTINGS

The game will be screened live on BT Sport 1 in the UK.

Here are the global TV listings...

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