Man City vs Chelsea: Premier League preview and predictions

A quirk of the Premier League calendar means Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel immediately face off after their midweek triumphs, though this game is more than just preparation for their Turkish delight.

As for Chelsea, they sit four points clear in fourth place, but a defeat could allow the likes of West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham to put the pressure on in the final few games of the season.

Date, kick-off time and venue

Manchester City vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Where to watch Man City vs Chelsea

TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.

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Man City vs Chelsea team news

Mateo Kovacic missed the win over Real with a thigh injury, but otherwise Chelsea have no injury concerns.

Given Chelsea are still firmly in the top-four race, Tuchel is unlikely to rotate too heavily – but Christian Pulisic will be pushing for a start.

As for City, John Stones is serving the final game of his three-match suspension, so Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias should continue at the back.

Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus all want minutes, so there could be some rotation in attack.

Man City vs Chelsea prediction

Both managers know all eyes will be on this one ahead of the Champions League Final, so expect a tight contest with little given away.

The odd goal could decide things – as it did when Chelsea beat City in the FA CUp semi-finals back in April – but don’t be surprised by a stalemate in Manchester.

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