Hello everyone and welcome in to this Manchester City vs Chelsea live blog, as the two Premier League title challengers face off at the Etihad this Saturday lunchtime. Man City currently lead today’s rivals by 10 points in the table, so will be looking for what would be another statement victory. Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel‘s charges will be out to try to pull themselves back into the mix. It should be fascinating and we’ll have all the details for you right here.
Manchester City vs Chelsea LIVE – Latest updates
This is the very beginning of this Saturday’s Premier League live blog, where we’ll have all the Manchester City vs Chelsea build-up and then minute-by-minute updates too.
11:10 GMT: Remembering the last few Manchester City vs Chelsea matches
Looking back at the past few meetings between these sides, Manchester City won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season when Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game. But, Chelsea won each of the previous three meetings, over a month and a half spell at the end of last season as the Blues won in the Premier League, the FA Cup semi-finals and the Champions League final.
10:40 GMT: Player and coach of the month for Manchester City
Manchester City come into this game with the Player of the Month and the Coach of the Month for December, with Raheem Sterling and Pep Guardiola winning these awards.
10:10 GMT: It’ll be a cold one at the Etihad
It should be a cold January lunchtime at the Etihad for this Manchester City vs Chelsea. The home side have posted a weather update and the temperature should be just three degrees.
09:40 GMT: What are the Manchester City vs Chelsea predicted line-ups?
Looking at the likely starting XIs for this Premier League blockbuster clash, Manchester City should set out with: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden. Meanwhile, Chelsea‘s probable line-up is: Kepa Arrizabalaga; Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Malang Sarr; Cesar Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Kai Havertz; Romelu Lukaku.
09:20 GMT: What time does Manchester City vs Chelsea start?
This Saturday lunchtime fixture kicks off at 12:30 GMT, the local time in England where it’ll be broadcast live on BT Sport. For those living in the USA, you can tune in at 07:30 ET / 04:30 PT and watch the game live on Peacock.