Manchester City vs Chelsea live! Score, updates, De Bruyne goal, stream

Manchester City vs Chelsea is a massive match in the Premier League title race on Saturday (watch live, 7:30 pm ET on Peacock Premium) as two heavyweights collided at the Etihad Stadium.

This will be epic.


Pep Guardiola’s boys are currently on fire and have won 11 matches on the spin in the Premier League, giving them a 10-point lead at the table. Chelsea sit on second and this is an enormous opportunity for City to give Chelsea’s title hope a hammer blow, while also making it very difficult for Liverpool in third place. Guardiola turned his side expertly over the holiday season and injuries were pretty nice for City. Defensively, they continue to excel and they have so many opportunities in attacking the midfield that everyone has stopped talking about drawing a central striker. For the time being. City are struggling against Chelsea as they lost three times in a row to Thomas Tuchel’s team at the end of last season. However, they defeated them comfortably at Stamford Bridge earlier this season and will be the huge favorites entering this match.

As for Chelsea, Tuchel will take confidence from the FA Cup, PL and UEFA Champions League final victories against City at the end of last season, but he knows this will be their toughest test left in the league. The Blues are in the final of the League Cup and their confidence, and defensive stability, is starting to return. The Romelu Lukaku situation has now been resolved and everyone has moved on, and this feels like an essential game in Chelsea’s season. Win and they could challenge for the title, as many (including you truly) tipped to do at the start of the campaign. To lose? Well, that’s a very good night Vienna for its title dreams. What a game this must be as Chelsea’s defensive juggernaut tries to stop City’s smooth attack in a real clash of styles.

Here’s everything you need to know for Manchester City vs Chelsea.

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Live analysis of Manchester City vs Chelsea – By Joe Prince-Wright

Thomas Tuchel asked about Romelu Lukaku who did not get the service on top: “Sometimes he has to do the service. He had a lot of ball loss without pressure. He had a great chance. Of course we want to serve him, but the performance comes first, especially in the first half, we have to do much better. “

Kevin de Bruyne admits that this victory today basically ends Chelsea’s title hopes, but is still warned for Liverpool in the title race.

FULL TIME: Manchester City is 13 points ahead of the top with 16 games to go. Liverpool have two games in hand at City, so can close the gap to seven points, but Chelsea’s title hopes are now well and truly over.

Phil Foden hits a shot over. Chelsea now take chances and leave holes for City to take advantage of.

GOAL! Kevin de Bruyne does things with Kevin de Bruyne. Nice curling effort in the far corner. Man City lead 1-0!

Werner and Hudson-Odoi on for Pulisic and Ziyech. The last two struggled to influence the game.

WIID! Raheem Sterling shoots wide of the post.

Kepa pushes Kevin de Bruyne’s free kick over. That’s it. Chelsea can not come out of their own half.

Opportunities! First, a ball is missed over the box Sterling right at the back post, as penalties are swept away. Then Kovacic plays in Lukaku for a while, but his shot is well saved by Ederson. Fast start to the second half.

HALF PAST: 0-0. Tight. The tension. Chelsea hung in there, but this is the first time under Tuchel that they have not managed a single shot in the first half of a match. Ouch.

RED! Kepa with a nice storage. Jack Grealish sounds like a loose ball after Kevin de Bruyne rejects Kovacic’s pass, but Grealish’s effort is widely rejected by Kepa who rushes off his line. Great chance for Grealish to put City ahead as he looks up in disbelief.

A beautiful run and forehand from Phil Foden, but no one sat in the box to finish it off. Cue endless tweets about Man City needing a new number nine …

Our very own Robbie Mustoe sums up Chelsea’s attacks perfectly.

City are now starting to take control of the game. Lukaku did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans. Halfway through the first half perfectly set up.

KÂNS! Romelu Lukaku did attempt a finish, but from an awkward position, sending the ball into the away fans. The ball was cleared off the boot of the defender, Ziyech. Lukaku should have hit that.

This is starting to heat up now. Marcos Alonso booked for Raheem Sterling. Chelsea fans teased City fans with chants of “Champions of Europe, we know what we are!” The English champions do not want to be reminded of that dat Final Champions League in Porto last summer …

First big chance as a ball over the top sees Kepa fly out, miscue a clearance that hits Azpilicueta and goes out for a Man City corner.

KICK OFF: We’re on our way to the Etihad Stadium! This is the biggest game of the season so far. At the end of this match we will know if we have a title race for the second half of the season …

Hello! What a game we have in store today! City sit at the top of the table, 10 points above Chelsea in second place and a victory today would end all but the title hope for the West London club.

The team news is very interesting with USMNT’s Christian Pulisic starting for Werner and Mount for Chelsea, while Man City have left center-half star Ruben Dias sitting on the bench as John Stones enters.

Manchester City team news, lineups

John Stones replaces Ruben Dias in the starting lineup, while Phil Foden and Jack Grealish both start. Besides Riyad Mahrez being away on AFCON service, the rest of the starting lineup is as expected for City.

Chelsea injury news, lineup options

The Blues have Ben Chilwell out for the season following his ACL injury and Reece James will be missing out on a lot of time with a hamstring problem. That leaves Thomas Tuchel short on wingback, but Cesar Azpilicueta will line up on the right and Marcos Alonso on the left. Andreas Christensen is looking forward to a positive COVID-19 test. The only other problems are Edouard Mendy who is at the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, so Kepa starts in the goal, while Trevoh Chalobah is out with a hamstring problem, so Malang Sarr starts again in the middle. USMNT star Christian Pulisic starts for Mason Mount and Timo Werner in attack.

How to watch Manchester City vs Chelsea live, stream and start time

Start: 7:30 a.m. ET
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