CHELSEA will be looking to set themselves back up with the Premier League title when they take on Man City at the Etihad.
The Blues have regained their form after a thrilling 2-2 draw with Liverpool two weeks ago at Stamford Bridge.
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Thomas Tuchel’s side played with renewed intensity that day and have since knocked Tottenham out of the Carabao Cup Total score 3-0.
However, City have been showing form for months and look set to defend their Premier League title once again.
But Chelsea will have one last crack trying to drag Pep Guardiola’s men into a war they don’t want to be involved in.
What time does the Chelsea vs Man City match start?
- Chelsea’s big away clash with Man City will take place from 12:30pm UK time on Saturday, January 15 – TODAY.
- The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
- There will be a full capacity audience attending the match.
What channel is it and can it be streamed?
- The Man City vs Chelsea match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD channels for viewers in the UK.
- You can stream the action live from the BT Sport app, available for download to your mobile device or tablet.
Phil Foden has Covid-19 so will not be participating for Chelsea, while Riyad Mahrez is in AFCON 2022 with Algeria.
John Stones could return from his recovery from a minor collision while Ederson will be back in goal for Zack Steffen.
N’Golo Kante has returned to the Blues and is likely to start alongside Mateo Kovacic in the match against Guardiola’s side.
Expect Thiago Silva to play at centre-back, with Kai Havertz partnering Romelu Lukaku up front.
- Man City – 7/10
- Draw – 3/1
- Chelsea – 4/1
* Odds provided by Betfair and correct at time of publication.
The Blues’ Most Recent Battles
Chelsea’s league form has fallen far short of how the season started, which has to do with Thomas Tuchel and the club hierarchy.
The west London side have only recorded three wins in their last ten league encounters and two of those wins have come by one goal against relegated warriors Watford and a weakened Leeds United.
To highlight things even more, Tuchel’s men have been held to a draw four times in their last five games with three of those being played at Stamford Bridge.
But on the other hand, Chelsea have excelled in cup competitions, comfortably knocking Spurs through two legs to reach the Carabao Cup final and beat Chesterfield 5-1 in the FA Cup third round last weekend.
Manchester City running in style
Despite a bit of jitters at the start of the campaign, the Manchester machine was up and running and really effective.
City are currently on an eleven-game winning streak, which includes beating their local rivals convincingly at Old Trafford, knocking out Leeds United 7-0 last month and winning 2-1 at the Emirates on Sunday. first of the year though with a lower score than the performance.
During that time, the defending Premier League champions have scored a total of 33 goals.
Pep’s only concern will be in cup games as City lost their last Champions League group stage game to RB Leipzig despite having one player sent off and even though they eventually overcame Swindon. Town in the FA Cup third round, the League Two outfit had moments in the game where they came out on top.
Confronting the Premier League
Manchester City had the last laugh when the clubs met again in September but Chelsea have shown their superiority over Cityzen in this competition.
The Blues have won 27 of their 49 head-to-head matches and scored 71 goals in the process, however, recent years have shown that the defending Premier League champions are on the hunt for Chelsea.
Check out the rest of the league stats as the two British giants clash.
Thomas Tuchel is taking notes
Despite the Chelsea boss having better opposition records on numerous occasions, including in the Champions League final, Thomas Tuchel believes Pep remains the benchmark for managers in terms of what he has done. achieved in sport.
Here are some of the things the German had to say during his pre-match press conference.
Yes. Short question, short answer but for me, yes. Everyone may have their own opinion but look at it [Pep] profile, his track record.
Look what he’s done with all his teams in Barcelona, Munich and Man City. Look what he’s done with the clubs.
I try to learn from everyone, from every opponent and I try to analyze from every opponent but I have a lot of respect for Pep, everyone knows that.
This is the last countdown
Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel last January, Chelsea’s move to a cup final has become routine and they continued that tradition in their most recent game against London rivals Spurs. .
Wednesday’s 1-0 win comfortably confirms the West London club’s place in the Carabao Cup final and with the final scheduled date of 27.order in February 2022, which happens to be Chelsea’s third major occasion in over nine months.
However, it was not a good time for the Blues. They lost the FA Cup Final in May 2021 to Leicester thanks to Youri Tielemans’ incredible long-range strike from 30 yards but the 5x Premier League champions modified that performance when they edged past Manchester City to won the Champions League two weeks later.
Today is not technically a cup final but it will feel like one for everyone from a Chelsea perspective as a win will close the gap between them and the top of the table Man Utd. City but a loss could knock them out of the title race altogether.
How is the tournament?
Pep’s incredible win rate is testament to the position City have placed at the top of the table that they have held since December 4.
The hosts currently have a comfortable position at the top of the table but if City beat their opponents today it would open a huge 13-point gap between them and the Blues.
Chelsea need a win if they are to have any chance of claiming the title but they also have to keep an eye on third place Liverpool, who are just one point behind them with a game in hand.
December manager of the month
Besides the successful Man City story of Pep Guardiola, the Spanish magician has just been honored with the Premier League’s Manager of the Month award for the second time in a row.
Guardiola has led his side to 7 wins in 7 games scoring 24 goals and keeping 4 clean sheets which are absolutely brilliant.
Pep Guardiola’s stats at Man City
Let’s dig deeper into the numbers of the Spanish sorcerer, Pep Guardiola when leading Manchester City.
In 325 matches, Man City has won 238, drew 39 and lost only 48 matches, achieving a win rate of about 74%.
The Spaniard has seen his side score 795 goals in that time and concede just 266 times in six seasons at the club.
Here are the trophies Pep has won during his tenure in Manchester:
- 3x Premier League
- 1 FA Cup
- 4x League Cup
- 2x Community Shield
Continue the title race
The Manchester City Twitter admin has kindly provided us with a brief clip of Cityzen’s title hunt so far this season and Gabriel Jesus’ win over Chelsea last September included. video.
Let’s see who can spot it.
Summary of the last episode
When City faced Chelsea for the last time in a Premier League clash, it became the perfect start for Pep’s side in a difficult series of games that included a journey to the Parc des Princes, where they were promoted. awaited by Paris Saint-German for the Champions League game, followed by a trip to Anfield a few days later.
Unlike the Champions League final between the clubs in May 2021, the Blues played very passive and lacked sharpness in attacks, which allowed Man City to dominate the game for periods of time. great time of the match.
Had it not been for the Senegalese feel, Edouard Mendy making some great saves in the game and some poor finishing by the Man City players, Chelsea could have ended a grueling game. .
However, a deflected effort by Gabriel Jesus in the 53rd minute was enough for the guests of the day to take all three points and end Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the season.
Plus, Pep Guardiola has hit another major milestone in his illustrious managerial career because that victory means the Spaniard is currently City’s most successful player in terms of success. winning number.
Eager to enter Etihad Stadium
On the subject of betting, I bet these fans are so excited that’s why they were at the Etihad less than an hour and a half before the match started.
Also, it’s good to see that the right protocols have been put in place to keep fans safe.
Here are the odds
Man City won – 7/10
Draw – 3/1
Chelsea win – 4/1
* Odds from Betfair is correct at the time of publication.
Football fanatic Fletcher can’t wait
Looks like I’m not the only one excited as popular BT Sport commentator Darren Fletcher tweeted about how he feels about the Premier League clash between Manchester City and Chelsea.
Welcome to Manchester City vs Chelsea
Hello to the entire SunSport community who watched this morning. I can’t believe we’re halfway through January. Where does time go?
We have a special blog about cards being drawn today, which isn’t mathematically determining the title but could improve one of the teams’ chances of winning the trophy in May. into the results.
European champions Chelsea headed north to meet defending Premier League champions Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium and I’m so excited.
Man City are in a flurry of form in the league at the moment when they have not lost a match since a shock 0-2 home defeat to Crystal Palace in October. They are a force to be reckoned with.
But if anyone is capable of beating England’s 2021 champions, it’s Thomas Tuchel’s side as they demonstrated in the Champions League final eight months ago. However, the Blues have drawn 4 of their last 5 Premier League matches, so things need to change drastically if they are to close the gap with Man City at the top of the table.
Make sure not to get too far out of your device with everyone because soon we’ll have all the latest injury news, rumours and highly anticipated kick-off matches, followed by the matchday final. scheduled at 12:30pm UK time.
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