Manchester City Vs Chelsea: Teams News, Prediction And Possible Line-up

Manchester City host Chelsea on Saturday lunchtime in what looks like one of the final chances Thomas Tuchel has of launching a Premier League title challenge.

With City so far ahead, even a loss to second-placed Chelsea wouldn’t exactly derail their own push for the title though a win would all but put the west London side out of contention.

Frankly, Pep Guardiola teams just do not let 13-point leads slip.

Still, Chelsea can obviously take heart from their Champions League triumph over the champions and have recently hit form following a difficult December.

A real heavyweight clash, here’s all you need to know.

Date, kick-off time and venue

The Premier League game is scheduled for a 12.30pm kick-off time on Saturday January 15, 2022.

The Etihad Stadium in Manchester will host.

Where to watch Manchester City vs Chelsea

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 App.

LIVE coverage: Get minute-by-minute updates through Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog, James Robson will be providing live updates.

Manchester City vs Chelsea team news

City’s recent Covid problems will be further explained by Guardiola during his pre-match press conference on Friday although the strength of their XI in the win over Swindon last week would suggest he’s got plenty of options.

Chelsea, meanwhile, welcomed both Thiago Silva and N’Golo Kante back from the virus during the win over Tottenham in the Carabao Cup and Malang Sarr impressed too.

Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction

Here’s where it gets tricky.

Chelsea have proven they can beat City under Tuchel’s watch but Guardiola’s side are usually so strong at home. During December, it might have seemed fair to suggest the champions would romp to victory but Chelsea’s recent improvement is worth noting.

1-1 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Manchester City wins: 60

Draws: 39

Chelsea wins: 71