Premier League fans have a thrill of the pre-showdown of the Champions League finals this weekend as Manchester City play host to Chelsea. The match schedules for Saturday at Etihad Stadium with kickoff at 7:30 pm.
Pep Guardiola’s men booked a spot in Instanbul with a 4-1 aggregate win over PSG, whereas Chelsea managed a shocking 3-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid.
This match means a lot for Manchester City fans around as a win will guarantee their Premier League title. In contrast, Chelsea continues their heated battle for the top four race with a highly competitive stance.
It was a moment of revelation for Pep Guardiola, who has never hit the grand European stage since switching the Allianz Arena for the Etihad Stadium. Additionally, Pep is only 90 minutes away from writing his name on another page in City’s ever-growing record book.
Furthermore, the title clinch could have come earlier if Liverpool managed to record an upset against Manchester United. However, fans protest rescheduled the clash to next week. However, a 13 point lead gives an unassailable win.
In contrast, Chelsea resumes their domestic duties to secure a spot in next year’s competition. Despite taking fourth place, the Blues are followed closely by West Ham United with a three points gap. However, an 11 match unbeaten away record across all competitions is a good form for Tuchel.
Manchester City vs. Chelsea Head to Head
Both sides have 35 games against each other with Manchester City taking 17 wins while Chelsea with 15 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
- Man City 2-0 PSG
- Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City
- PSG 1-2 Man City
- Man City 1-0 Tottenham
- Aston Villa 1-2 Man City
- Chelsea 2-0 Real Madrid
- Chelsea 2-0 Fulham
- Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea
- West Ham 0-1 Chelsea
- Chelsea 0-0 Brighton
Manchester City Team News
John Stones will be serving his last suspension after picking a red card during their clash with Aston Villa. Eric Garcia went down with a bout of illness, meaning he played his last match for the Citizens.
Chelsea Team News
Mateo Kovacic suffered a hamstring injury that leaves him out of the clash. It leaves space for Jorginho and Kante to operate the engine room. Cesar Azpilicueta will get a rest to give Reece James a spot in the right wingback.
Prediction and Odds
Both sides will be looking to build steam ahead of their final showdown; thus, sharing the spoils is evident.
- Both Teams to Score
- Goals Under 3.5