Chelsea vs Manchester City Live Stream and Score Updates (2-1)
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22:2719 days ago

That's it from us this evening, thanks for following the game with VAVEL.

Having been informed that both Managers interviews aren't likely to be broadcast this evening, please accept this as my queue to go congratulate my Liverpool supporting friends on their Title win. 

 

All the reaction to this evening's game can be found at the Chelsea VAVEL page at some point this evening, as well. as tomorrow, before the Blues face off against Leicester City on Sunday, in their FA Cup Quarter-Final. 

22:1419 days ago

FULL-TIME: Chelsea 2-1 Manchester City

Frank Lampard's Chelsea have beaten 10-man Manchester City, to cement their place in the top four and go within a point of third-placed Leicester City. 

Pulisic's goal courtesy of an error from Benjamin Mendy put the hosts one-nil up, before Kevin De Bruyne levelled proceedings during the second-half. 

A 90-second period of madness, where Tammy Abraham couldn't have gone closer for the hosts, saw Fernandinho dismissed for handball. 

Willian roofed the resulting penalty beyond Ederson and handed Frank Lampard's side a crucial three-points in their quest for Champions League football next term. 

22:0919 days ago

Thats it, Liverpool are Champions of England again!

It isn't all about Liverpool, as allot of praise must be put towards Frank Lampard for guiding his Chelsea side to three-points this evening. 

But Congratulations to Jurgen Klopp's side. 

22:0619 days ago

Close

Pedro, after a wonderful pass from Billy Gilmour to find him, bends one just wide of Ederson's right-hand post. 
22:0519 days ago

Substitutions- Chelsea (90+1')

Two late substitutions for Chelsea as Pedro replaces Mason Mount and Billy Gilmour replaces Christian Pulisic. 
22:0419 days ago

SIX MINUTES STOPPAGE TIME

Six minutes stoppage time remaining here. As Liverpool are six minutes from the Title. 
22:0119 days ago

Approaching the final 2 minutes plus stoppage time (88')

Approaching the last two minutes here at Stamford Bridge, as the game has begun to die-out as a contest. 

Pedro is stripped and ready to come on for Chelsea, as is youngster Billy Gilmour. 

21:5819 days ago

Scenes from Anfield (84')

Scenes coming to us from Anfield where a small cohort of Liverpool fans have begun to gather. Their 30-year wait for a top-flight League title is almost over. 
21:5319 days ago

Room for breath? (80')

My fingers are hurting now- haven't stopped typing for five minutes straight. What a game of football this is. 
21:5219 days ago

Goal- Chelsea (Willian, 78')

What a penalty that is from the Brazilian. The run up is slow as he checks his run. He then lifts the ball in to the left-hand top corner beyond Ederson. All uphill for City now.
21:5119 days ago

RED CARD- Manchester City (77')

Fernandinho is shown a straight Red card for Handling the ball in the penalty to prevent Tammy Abraham scoring. 
21:5019 days ago

PENALTY Chelsea (76')

Fernandinho is judged to have handled the ball in the penalty area. 
21:4919 days ago

How has that not gone in? (76')

Chelsea go so close to scoring again, but for heroic City defending. Tammy Abraham is claiming hand-ball against Fernandinho. It's gone to VAR.
21:4719 days ago

Substitutions- Both sides. (73')

Mateo Kovacic has replaced Ross Barkley for Chelsea, whilst Nicolas Otamendi replaces Aymeric Laporte for the visitors. 
21:4519 days ago

Goal-line Clearance (71')

Hats off to Kyle Walker for this one. Christian Pulisic has Manchester City's last line of defence again, before dribbling round the on rushing Ederson. His shot is about to trickle over the line when Walker stops it with the most extraordinary of defensive clearances. (71')
21:4219 days ago

Liverpool are 20 minutes from the Title (70')

As things stand, Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are 20 minutes from the Premier League title.
21:4119 days ago

Wow, that was close for Sterling. (67')

A Manchester City corner finds its way out to Raheem Sterling at the edge of the box. The winger knocks the ball out of his feet before curling the ball just wide beyond the top corner. Kepa was still. 
21:3919 days ago

Ouch (64')

A small, momentary break in play as Antonio Rudiger catches Kevin De Bruyne. VAR are checking this one...But to no avail for City, it is just a throw in for the visitors. 
21:3619 days ago

Oh dear Mason Mount (63')

The young midfielder goes so close to restoring the hosts lead. He breaks through on goal before eventually snatching at his shot, sending it wide at the near-post. 
21:3519 days ago

Substitution- Chelsea (62')

It is the substitution every one would've predicted at this point, as Tammy Abraham replaces Olivier Giroud up-front for Chelsea. 
21:3419 days ago

Manchester City dominating (61')

Chelsea have to settle things down here. Frank Lampard's side are at sixes and sevens as they give away another free-kick within shooting range. De Bruyne can't work magic this time however. 

A corner follows that opportunity, with it coming to nothing for the visitors. 

21:3319 days ago

Substitutions- Manchester City (58')

Amongst all the madness, Manchester City have made three changes. David Silva, on for his last Manchester City appearance at Stamford Bridge, Gabriel Jesus and Zinchenko replace Mendy, Bernardo Silva and Rhodri respectively. 
21:3119 days ago

Sterling goes close (56')

We said at half-time that City needed two goals to rectify this one, and they nearly got their second as Raheem Sterling went rampaging through on goal. 

He dinks it over Kepa, only to see his effort hit the post. So close for the winger.

21:2919 days ago

Goal- Manchester City (Kevin De Bruyne, 54')

WOW! That is special. Kevin De Bruyne has just produced one of the greatest free-kicks in recent memory. 

The Belgian wizard picks his spot from 25-yards and Kepa has absolutely no chance. 1-1. 

21:2319 days ago

Bosh (49')

Andreas Christensen might now be wishing he didn't put his head in the way of that Benjamin Mendy shot. The Dane has been absolutely wiped out by it. He's back on the pitch as proceedings get back underway. 
21:1819 days ago

Back Underway (45')

Manchester City, needing two goals to turn the game on its head and stop Liverpool winning the title by full-time, get us back underway. 
21:0419 days ago

Half-time: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

Liverpool are now just 45 minutes away from their inaugural Premier League title, with Frank Lampard's Chelsea heading into the break one-nil up. 
21:0119 days ago

2 Minutes added time at the end of the first-half

The man in the middle, Stuart Attwell, adds two minutes stoppage time to proceedings at the end of this first-half.
20:5819 days ago

City have responded well (43')

Manchester City have responded well since going behind, putting together several good phases of play that have had their hosts on the back foot. The final ball, however, is just eluding the visitors at this moment in time.
20:5419 days ago

Close (38')

That is worryingly close from Riyad Mahrez, from a Chelsea perspective. That is what the Algerian can do when given room. He almost bends a shot with his left-foot past Kepa into the top corner, it however just drifts wide. 
20:5319 days ago

Yellow Card- Chelsea (Alonso, 37')

Chelsea's left-back is the first man into the book this evening. 
20:5219 days ago

GOAL - Chelsea (Pulisic, 36')

Wow. What an error that is from Benjamin Mendy. He dives in on Pulisic way to early as the United States International breaks into the City half quickly. Pulisic skips past him, before bending the ball past Ederson into the City net. 
20:4819 days ago

Close again for Chelsea (33')

Chelsea have just come close several times in the space of thirty seconds. The final effort, by Ross Barkley is scrambled away for a corner by Ederson. The corner is brilliant as well, with Andreas Christensen denied by a world-class stop by the Manchester City keeper. 
20:4319 days ago

Close for the hosts (27')

Willian having moved well down the right switches the ball to Marcos Alonso who then plays the ball low across the penalty area. The ball eventually finds its way out to Ross Barkley, who's shot is blocked by Fernandinho. The corner comes to nothing. 
20:3919 days ago

Drinks Break (22 1/2')

The players are all taking thirty seconds to get a drink on board at the moment, with play paused.  Don't blame them in the heat today. 
20:3819 days ago

City Dominating (22')

Pep Guardiola will be very pleased with his side's start to the game tonight. City have had the majority of the ball and the chances, with Chelsea goalkeeper, Kepa,  the only reason that they aren't one-nil up. 
20:3419 days ago

WHAT A SAVE (18')

Chelsea's number one has made up for his earlier error, making a world class save up high to prevent City scoring from a free-kick. The subsequent corner comes to nothing. 
20:3219 days ago

How's your heart Kepa? (16')

Chelsea's Goalkeeper has left his teammates hearts in their mouths after a calamitous clearance almost leads to City going one-nil up courtesy of Bernardo Silva, Rudiger however clears his keeper's lines. 
20:2919 days ago

Corner Chelsea (12')

Chelsea, after good attacking play down the right win a corner, the original ball in is cleared, with the ball dropping to Mason Mount on the Volley. The youngster can only blaze the ball high and wide from the edge of the penalty area. 
20:2819 days ago

Corner Manchester City (11')

Mendy again does well on the left-hand, winning a corner for his efforts. The ball is recycled from the corner, with the ball eventually finding Kevin De Bruyne, the City Midfielder's effort however, is straight at Kepa.
20:2519 days ago

CLOSE! (8')

City work the ball well down the left-hand side, with left-back Benjamin Mendy eventually flashing a cross come shot towards Kepa in the Chelsea goal. The Spaniard saves low with his feet. 
20:2019 days ago

First corner for City

Having worked the ball well, Ilkay Gundogan wins the first corner of the game for City on the left-hand side. It eventually comes to nothing and Chelsea clear.
20:1819 days ago

2 minutes gone

Chelsea look to build in midfield, but Oliver Giroud's pass goes astray, giving Kyle Walker a throw in for his side in the right-back position. 
20:1519 days ago

Kick-off (0") Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City

We're underway here at Stamford Bridge, as BT Sport describe tonight as the season's "defining moment", Chelsea get us underway. 
20:0319 days ago

10 minutes to go

Just over 10-minutes to go here as both teams retreat down the tunnel and Liverpool, who are of course not here this evening, are 90 minutes away from their first league title in 30 years. 
19:5119 days ago

Pep Guardiola talking to BT Sport:

"No Manager could've predicted how they would perform on the return after two months. 

"It is a tough week ahead, with Chelsea, Newcastle and Liverpool to come. 

"Congratulations to Liverpool on their title, we are in a good position to qualify for next season's Champions League". 

19:3619 days ago

Lampard talking to BT Sport:

"We've gotta win. One of the best teams in the country coming to the Bridge". 

It sounds like fighting talk from Chelsea's boss tonight. 

19:3519 days ago

40 minutes to go

Just over 40 minutes to go here, and boy this is going to be good. 

As you can see by the teams, three teenagers are on the bench for Manchester City, as Pep begins to look towards next season. 

19:2519 days ago

Team News: Manchester City

Pep Guardiola names the following team for tonight's win or bust tie at Stamford Bridge. 

XI | Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Fernandinho (C), Mendy; Gundogan, Rodrigo, Mahrez, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling

Subs | Carson, Jesus, Zinchenko, Sane, Silva, Otamendi, Doyle, Harwood-Bellis, Palmer

19:2219 days ago

Team News: Chelsea

Two changes to the Blues that came from behind to beat Aston Villa on Sunday. Pulisic comes in for Loftus-Cheek on the left-hand side, whilst Ross Barkley makes a straight swap for Mateo Kovacic in midfield. Olivier Giroud, who scored last time out, retains his placed in the starting eleven. 

 

Full Team: Kepa, Azpilicueta (c), Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso; Kante, Barkley, Mount; Willian, Giroud, Pulisic. 

 

Subs: Caballero, Zouma, James, Jorginho, Gilmour, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro, Abraham. 

 

 

19:1619 days ago

Predictions for tonight Blues? Get involved using the using #ChelseavCityVavel and we will pick out the best ones. 
19:1319 days ago

Blues are in the building

Frank Lampard's Chelsea have arrived at the Bridge for tonight's fixture. Team news for the home side is imminent. 
18:4719 days ago

Here's a few quick reads for you to preview tonight's tie at the Bridge

Let's start with this piece, written by our very own Dan Shave, as Frank Lampard states that Chelsea "will have to be at their best". 

 

https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2020/06/25/chelsea-fc/1025625-lampard-previews-city-clash-well-have-to-be-at-our-best.html

18:3719 days ago

Liverpool could seal the title this evening without even kicking a ball

That's right, you read the title on this comment correctly. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool could clinch their first Premier League title, if Manchester City fail to win in SW6 this evening. 

 

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard is however not focused on what the outcome of tonight's fixture could have for Klopp's side, having stated he hasn't given it a second thought, when addressing the press yesterday afternoon. 

18:1719 days ago

2 hours to go

Just under two hours to go here at Stamford Bridge, where the atmosphere is slowly building to the Blues biggest game yet of this campaign. Whilst we wait let's have a look at what various outcomes of the match tonight could do for the Premier League come 10:30pm.
16:2719 days ago

Welcome to the VAVEL live text commentary of the Premier League

Good afternoon from West London, we're here, set up and ready for some fantastic action this evening. Kick-off isn't until 20:15hrs this evening, but please do stick around as we will have plenty in the build-up to the biggest game of the season yet for both sides.
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