As it happened: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City in the Premier League
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14:46a month ago

Thanks for joining me!

That's all we have time for here on Vavel.

Thanks for following my coverage of today's Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City. 

Brilliant win for Guardiola's side, and the Spaniard now has the record for most wins as Man City manager.

See you next time!

14:37a month ago

In the other early kick-off...

Manchester United lost 1-0 at home to Aston Villa in the other early kick-off. 

Kortney Hause with an 88th-minute winner, while Bruno Fernandes missed a 93-minute penalty for the hosts.

14:35a month ago

The winning goal

 

14:26a month ago

Full-time: Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City

The Citizens take all three points. Fully deserved victory for the visitors, who go second and above Chelsea on goal difference.

Liverpool are top on alphabetical order but have played a game less than Guardiola's men. The Reds travel to Brentford in the evening kick-off.

14:24a month ago

Dias booked

Man City's Ruben Dias receives a late yellow card.
14:20a month ago

Havertz and Ederson able to continue

Havertz and Ederson are both able to continue after receiving treatment following a collision.
14:19a month ago

Four minutes added

Four minutes added on at the end of the second half.

Can City hold on?

14:16a month ago

88' Good defending by Dias

Azpilicueta crosses from the right and Lukaku is the target, but the Belgian is unable to make contact while under pressure from Dias.
14:14a month ago

87' Double change for City

Phil Foden and Jack Grealish are replaced by Fernadinho and Raheem Sterling.
14:12a month ago

84' Rudiger booked

Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger is the latest player to receive a yellow card.
14:11a month ago

83' Chance for City

Foden puts Grealish one v one with Mendy, but the Chelsea keeper is out quickly and makes a good save.
14:10a month ago

82' Walker clears for City

Werner crosses from the right and Havertz was arriving late, but Walker does well to clear the danger.
14:08a month ago

80' City substitution

Kevin De Bruyne is replaced by City's top scorer Riyad Mahrez.

Also a 150th City appearance for the Algerian.

14:07a month ago

79' Chance for City

De Bruyne delivers a free-kick and it finds Laporte at the back post, but his shot is just wide.
14:05a month ago

78' Christensen booked

Another Chelsea defender booked. Christensen this time for a foul on De Bruyne.
14:05a month ago

77' Alonso booked

Chelsea's Marcos Alonso is booked for fouling Bernardo Silva.
14:04a month ago

76' Chelsea substitution

Chelsea's third change sees Ruben Loftus-Cheek replace Jorginho.
14:02a month ago

74' Chance for City

Grealish plays the ball out to Cancelo, but the Portguese's cross is collected by Mendy.
13:59a month ago

71' Chance for Chelsea

Lukaku plays the ball into Kovacic, whose shot is well blocked by Ruben Dias. Chelsea corner.
13:56a month ago

68' Chelsea survive

City break forward and De Bruyne nutmegs Silva. He plays it out to Grealish, whose pass has too much on it for Foden and goes out to Jesus. The Brazilian's pass is intercepted by Christensen and then De Bruyne sees his effort blocked.
13:53a month ago

66' Alonso's free-kick blocked

The free-kick is taken by Marcos Alonso, but it's blocked and behind for a corner.
13:53a month ago

65' Laporte booked

Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous position. Aymeric Laporte is booked for the foul on Lukaku.
13:51a month ago

63' Chelsea goal disallowed

Lukaku finds the net after being found by Havertz, but the latter was well offside and it's ruled out.
13:49a month ago

61' Chance for City

Once again City are closing to getting a second. A low cross ends up at Jesus, whose effort is cleared off the line by Thiago Silva!
13:48a month ago

60' Chelsea substitution

Chelsea make an attacking change as Kai Havertz replaces N'Golo Kante.
13:46a month ago

58' Chance for City

City come close to doubling their lead. Grealish's effort is well saved by Mendy and behind for a corner.
13:43a month ago

More on the goal

Cancelo's effort from outside the box hit Jesus. The Brazilian did well to control the ball and get a shot away, and it deflected into the net off Jorginho.
13:40a month ago

53' GOAL! Jesus puts City ahead!

Gabriel Jesus puts Manchester City ahead at Stamford Bridge!
13:36a month ago

48' Chances for City

Early chances in the second half for City. 

First De Bruyne sees his effort blocked by Rudiger. The Belgian then finds Grealish, whose effort is just wide.

13:33a month ago

46' We're back underway

Chelsea get the second half underway!
13:26a month ago

Still goalless in the other early kick-off

Man City's rivals Manchester United are also drawing 0-0 against Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Luke Shaw has gone off with an injury for the hosts.

 

13:18a month ago

Half-time: Chelsea 0-0 Manchester City

It's goalless at the break. 

City have been the better side but haven't managed to create enough real chances.

No shots on target from either side in the first half.

13:16a month ago

Two minutes added

Two minutes added time at the end of the first half.
13:15a month ago

45' Man City corner

City win another corner as Jesus' cross is blocked behind off Rudiger.
13:12a month ago

41' Chance for City

Good play by City and Foden's cross finds Jesus. The Brazilian does well to bring it down but cannot get his strike on target.
13:09a month ago

39' De Bruyne fires over

De Bruyne shoots from outside the box but it goes well over the crossbar. City still dominating possession.
13:04a month ago

34' Man City corner

Rodri shoots from distance and it's deflected behind for a corner off Rudiger.
13:02a month ago

31' Good block by Christensen

Kyle Walker plays a brilliant ball to Kevin De Bruyne, whose effort is well blocked by Chelsea's Andreas Christensen.
12:59a month ago

28' Chelsea substitution

Chelsea are forced into a change as Reece James picks up an injury. Thiago Silva comes on and Azpilicueta will move to right wing-back.
12:56a month ago

26' Mendy clears the danger

De Bruyne swings in a second corner as the first was headed behind by Alonso. Mendy punches clear this time.
12:55a month ago

25' Man City corner

Cancelo does well down the left and wins a corner for City.
12:48a month ago

18' Chelsea corner

Chelsea are growing into the game. Werner shoots from inside the box and it's blocked behind for a corner off Kyle Walker.
12:46a month ago

15' Cancelo does well to deny Lukaku

Chelsea break forward and Werner's cross is heading to Lukaku, but Joao Cancelo does well to clear the danger.
12:43a month ago

13' No chances for either side so far

City are dominating possession in the early stages but neither goalkeeper has been tested.
12:37a month ago

6' Man City corner

Bright start from City. Jesus wins another corner after a good challenge by Antonio Rudiger.
12:34a month ago

4' Corner comes to nothing

The corner comes to nothing as Chelsea clear the danger.
12:33a month ago

3' Man City corner

Gabriel Jesus crosses and it's headed behind for a corner by Cesar Azpilicueta.
12:30a month ago

1' We're underway!

Manchester City get us underway at Stamford Bridge!
12:29a month ago

The teams are out!

The players are out and kick-off at Stamford Bridge is imminent!
12:16a month ago

15 minutes until kick-off!

We're now just 15 minutes away from kick-off between Chelsea and Manchester City.

Looking forward to this one. Who will come out on top?

You'll find out here on Vavel!

12:13a month ago

Footage of Man City arriving at the Bridge

 

12:12a month ago

Chelsea players head out for their warm-ups

 

12:04a month ago

Guardiola looking to become most successful manager in Man City's history

Guardiola is tied with the legendary Les McDowall on 220 wins as City manager. 

If he records his 221st win today, it would be in only his 303rd game in charge. 

11:50a month ago

Can Chelsea make 'Guardiola history'?

Chelsea have won the last three meetings between the sides. Tuchel's men won 1-0 in the FA Cup semi-final, 2-1 at the Etihad in the Premier League, and 1-0 in the Champions League final. 

If the Blues win today, they will become the first team to win four consecutive matches against a Guardiola side.

11:43a month ago

Four changes for both sides from last weekend

Chelsea bring Edouard Mendy, Reece James, N'Golo Kante and Timo Werner into the starting eleven. Kepa, Thiago Silva and Kai Havetz drop to the bench, while Mason Mount misses out through injury.

Aymeric Laporte and Rodri start for City over Nathan Ake and Fernandinho. Kevin De Bruyne starts over Ilkay Gundogan, who is injured, while Phil Foden replaces Raheem Sterling.

11:31a month ago

Manchester City line-up

 

11:31a month ago

Chelsea line-up

 

11:15a month ago

Preview

Check out out match preview for today's game written by Vavel's Jack Walker.

Jack delivers the form guide, last five meetings, which players to keep an eye on and more!

https://www.vavel.com/en/football/2021/09/24/manchester-city/1086962-chelsea-vs-manchester-city-preview-form-guide-team-news-recent-meetings-predicted-line-ups-who-and-how-to-watch.html

11:10a month ago

It's Matchday

Welcome back to our coverage of today's Premier League game between Chelsea and Manchester City!

We will have the confirmed line-ups from both teams in 20 minutes. Stay tuned!

23:03a month ago

That's all for now!

I'll be back tomorrow morning with more pre-game build-up and the confirmed line-ups for both teams.

See you then!

22:58a month ago

How to watch

The match starts at 12:30 BST and will be available to watch in the UK on BT Sport 1 or via the BT Sport website and app.

If you're unable to watch the game, VAVEL is your best option for staying up-to-date!

22:53a month ago

Manchester City's one to watch

City broke the British transfer record in the summer to secure the services of Jack Grealish, who moved to the Etihad Stadium for £100M. 

The 26-year-old has scored two goals and provided two assists in all competitions. Can the England international help his side take all three points on Saturday?

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22:48a month ago

Chelsea's one to watch

In his second spell with the club, Romelu Lukaku is Chelsea's player to watch. 

The Belgian international re-joined the Blues for £97.5M in the summer from Inter Milan, making him their record signing. 

The 28-year-old has scored three goals in four league games while also netting in the Champions League against Zenit Saint Petersburg

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22:43a month ago

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Havertz, Ziyech; Lukaku.

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Torres, Grealish.

22:38a month ago

Manchester City team news

City boss Pep Guardiola was without Aymeric LaporteRodriJohn Stones and Oleksandr Zinchenko for the draw against Southampton. Ilkay Gundogan joined the injury list and missed the midweek win against Wycombe Wanderers with a knock.

Laporte and Stones returned to training on Thursday, but there are no guarantees that they will be available.

Guardiola said: “We still have a few injuries.

“Some of them came back a little bit in training, and tomorrow we will decide if they are ready to play or not.

“Not all of them [are in contention]. Some of them came back to training today, but we need to see how they react and tomorrow we will see.”

22:33a month ago

Chelsea team news

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy will return to the side after missing the last two games with a hip injury.

However, Mason Mount picked up a knock against Villa in midweek and will join Christian Pulisic on the sidelines.

Manager Thomas Tuchel said: "Mason is very disappointed to miss out.

"It happened in the second half against Villa. He played through the injury and finished the game. He was even confident enough to take an important penalty, so it was a surprise to see him with this injury.

"The steps he is taking are huge and maybe if the game was one day later, then he could have played. It's a minor injury but there is disappointment for him and us because he is a player that we count on.

"But no matter the importance, no matter how we rely on him, the task is to find solutions without him and bring him back as soon as possible."
 

22:28a month ago

Who will be the referee and his assistants?

Referee: Michael Oliver.

Assistants: Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett.

Fourth Official: Robert Jones.

VAR: Darren England.

Assistant VAR: Dan Robathan. 

22:23a month ago

Manchester City looking to leapfrog Chelsea

The Citizens are currently fifth in the league, three points behind Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola's side have won three, drawn one and lost one of their opening five games. 

In their last league game, they were held 0-0 at home by Southampton. Saints had a penalty overturned by VAR, while City had a late goal disallowed for offside.

Three points would see the Citizens leapfrog Chelsea.

22:18a month ago

Leaders Chelsea looking to maintain unbeaten start

Chelsea are top of the Premier League coming into this game, with four wins and one draw from their opening five fixtures.

They won 3-0 in their last two respective league matches, beating Aston Villa at home before winning at Tottenham Hostpur last Sunday.

Thomas Tuchel's men played Villa again on Wednesday in the Carabao Cup and won 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in normal time.

22:13a month ago

The match will be played at Stamford Bridge

Saturday's game will take place at Stamford Bridge, London. 

The stadium has a capacity of 41,837, and there won't be an empty seat in sight for this one!

22:08a month ago

Welcome!

Welcome to VAVEL.com's coverage of the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City!

My name is Dale Winfield, and I'll be your host for this game. Stick around for pre-game build-up and live updates throughout the match!

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