CHELSEA desperately need a win but things don’t get easier for them as they take on champions Manchester City tonight at Stamford Bridge.

The Blues were unable to beat Nottingham Forest in their last outing while City were also held by Everton.

But Pep Guardiola‘s side will be gunning to gain ground on league leaders Arsenal, who dropped two points at home to Newcastle on Tuesday night.

  • Start time: 8pm
  • TV/Live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
  • Chelsea XI: To follow
  • Man City XI: To follow

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When is Chelsea vs Manchester City?

  • Chelsea face Man City on Thursday, 5 January.
  • The clash will be held at Stamford Bridge.
  • Kick-off is expected to get underway from 8pm UK time.

Where can I watch Chelsea vs Manchester City?

  • The clash will be televised on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
  • Fans with a Sky subscription can watch the match on the Sky Go app which is available for download on your mobile or tablet devices.

Team news

Long-term absentees N’Golo Kante and Armando Broja are nowhere near making a return to action for Chelsea.

They are joined on the sidelines by Ben Chilwell, Reece James and Wesley Fofana – all of whom are unlikely to be anywhere near the matchday squad.

Edouard Mendy also remains a doubt after suffering a shoulder injury.

Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias are both unlikely to feature for City, which means Nathan Ake will probably start against his former club, who showed interest in him in the summer.

Julian Alvarez could play having returned to the squad following the 2022 World Cup win with Argentina.

  • City odds-on for victory

    It’s not often that a team travels to Stamford Bridge and are priced up at odds-on by the bookmakers, but then Manchester City are no ordinary team.

    • Chelsea win 4/1
    • Draw 3/1
    • Man City win 4/6

    Odd from Betfair correct at the time of post publication.

  • Good evening from Stamford Bridge

    Welcome to live SunSport coverage of the Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Manchester City.

    The final midweek match comes from West London, where reigning champions City will be hoping to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to five points.

    A game in hand away at the Blues would normally be the toughest of tasks, but this is a Chelsea side struggling to adapt under Graham Potter.

    After winning his first three games in charge, the former Brighton boss has triumphed in just one of his seven league contests since.

    The action gets underway at the Bridge at 8pm, and team news is on the way as we build-up towards kick-off.



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