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Manchester City v Chelsea: Preview, Team News and Prediction

A familiar foe as City look to exercise UCL nightmare.

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The Premier League rolls on!

Manchester City’s game is against Chelsea.

A match filled with plenty of story lines as both teams battle a packed schedule and quality opponents. There is plenty to discuss.

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London, England

Time and Date: Saturday, 25 September, 2021 kick off at 12.30 pm (BST, UK), 7.30 am (EST, USA)

Referee: Michael Oliver

Assistants: Stuart Burt, Simon Bennett

Fourth official: Andy Madley

VAR: Darren England

Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan

TV Info: BT Sport (UK), NBCSN/Peacock (USA), DAZN (Canada)

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Preview

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

The last meeting came over that ill fated three match stretch at the end of last season.

Something will have to give as City look to avenge those losses. I try to keep these previews impartial, but I see City really struggling again. We’ll see.

Which team will come out in front?

Team News

Pep Guardiola’s side have Rodrigo, Aymeric Laporte, Oleks Zinchenko, Ilkay Gundogan and John Stones as questionable. Ben Mendy remains suspended.

For Chelsea, Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner are doubtful.

Prediction

Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea