CHELSEA travel to Manchester City this weekend for their third clash of the season.

The Blues lost 1-0 to the champions of England in the Premier League on Thursday night thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s goal.

Riyad Mahrez scored the winner as Man City beat Chelsea 1-0 earlier this week

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Riyad Mahrez scored the winner as Man City beat Chelsea 1-0 earlier this weekCredit: Getty

They were also defeated by City in the Carabao Cup at the end of 2022, losing 2-0 at the Etihad.

But Graham Potter‘s side will be out for revenge this weekend, having performed well in their defeat at Stamford Bridge earlier this week.

The Blues, however, are in the midst of an injury crisis, with both Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic going off injured on Thursday.

When is Man City vs Chelsea?

  • Man City’s clash with Chelsea will take place on Sunday, January 8.
  • The game will get underway from 4.30pm GMT.
  • Man City vs Chelsea will be held at the Etihad Stadium.

What channel is it and can it be live streamed?

Man City vs Chelsea will be shown live on BBC One in the UK.

You can live stream the action from the BBC iPlayer, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.

Can I watch for FREE?

  • Yes, the game is available for FREE on BBC One, so long as you have a TV licence.
  • You can also catch the action on the BBC iPlayer.

Team news

World Cup winning Julian Alvarez could return to the City XI in order to give top scorer Erling Haaland a rest.

Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish could start for Pep Guardiola after their game-winning involvements in the victory over Chelsea earlier this week.

The Blues, however, are in injury crisis, as they will be without Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Armando Broja, Ben Chilwell, Christian Pulisic, Raheem Sterling and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Potter is likely to play youth, including the likes of Carney Chukwuemeka, Omari Hutchinson and Lewis Hall.

Odds

  • Man City – 3/10
  • Draw – 9/2
  • Chelsea – 15/2

*Odds courtesy of Betfair and correct at time of publication.



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