The Champions League concludes!
Manchester City are in the final and the biggest match in history for the club has arrived!
A mega preview is locked and loaded as City to earn their first UCL title ever!
Venue: Estádio do Dragão, Porto, Portugal
Time and Date: Saturday, 29 May, 2021, with kick-off at 20.00 pm (UK), 3.00 PM EST (USA)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (ESP)
Assistant referees: Pau Cebrián Devís (ESP), Roberto del Palomar (ESP)
Video Assistant Referee: Alejandro Hernández (ESP)
Fourth official: Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP
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Preview — Form Guide
Manchester City come into the game on the back of a triumphant 5-0 win over Everton on the final day of the Premier League season and have won seven of the last 10 games in all competitions.
City reached the final following a 4-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain, performing admirably in what was a stunning come back to win 2-1 in the first leg in the French capital before finishing the job with an impressive 2-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea earned their place in the Champions League next season with a fourth place finish in the Premier League, despite losing 2-1 to Aston Villa in their final game of the season.
That was their third defeat in four matches in all competitions, which included losing a final, the FA Cup, against Leicester City. The West London outfit having won five of their previous 10 fixtures ahead of Saturday’s meeting.
Tuchel’s side beat Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate to reach the final, following up a 1-1 draw in the first leg in Spain with a convincing 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
In the last meeting, Chelsea won 2-1 at the Etihad around three weeks ago to delay City’s title celebrations.
Raheem Sterling gave the home side the lead in the 44th minute and Sergio Aguero missed a golden opportunity to extend our lead before the break when his Panenka penalty was saved by Edouard Mendy.
Add a loss in the FA Cup semi-final and some have wondered if Tuchel has Pep’s number. However, it is incredibly difficult to beat a team three times in such a short amount of time. There is also the belief that City were far from full strength on both occasions so Saturday’s match will be a fresh experience for most. What a match to do it as both sides are at full strength. We are in for a spectacular match, atmosphere and much more.
It should be a great match. Pep Guardiola vs Thomas Tuchel. City v Chelsea. Kante v KDB.
Here we go!
City’s injury situation is great as there is zero injury concerns other than a slight niggle on Ilkay Gundogan,
For Chelsea, N’Golo Kante and Edouard Mendy will be play, but carry a slight knock.
Manchester City 3-0 Chelsea