Chelsea vs Manchester City Premier League preview

Chelsea vs Manchester City Premier League preview

Graham Potter's Chelsea take on Pep Guardiola's Manchester City tonight in the Premier League.

City, who are Premier League champions trail league leaders Arsenal in the league, while Chelsea have slumped down to 10th this year.

The game could have huge ramifications for both sides if they were to lose tonight.

Both sides will meet again in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Here's a full preview of the game and how to watch it.

Where is it on ?

Stamford Bridge

What time is it on? 

8pm Irish time Thursday

How can I watch it ?

You can watch the game on Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event. It will also stream live on the broadcaster’s Sky Go app and will also be available on NOW TV.


Chelsea: Reece James’, N’Golo Kante Armando Broja and Ben Chilwell all remain sidelined. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is back in training.

Manchester City: Defenders Aymeric Laporte and Ruben Dias are both ruled out.

What have the managers said ? 

Pep Guardiola: "What I want to see is us still fight, don't give up, not now, until the last chance, until the last drop of water we can fight to win the Premier League, and the moment we are not able to win the Premier League we have to be ready to compete next season. This is when teams are really good."

Graham Potter: "We see Man City as an opportunity to play against one of the best teams in the world. It will be a different game to the one we faced [on New Year’s Day at Forest] but it will be complicated and tough."

Odds for the game

Head 2 head record

What happened the last time they met ?

Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 in the League Cup back in November.

City also beat Chelsea 1-0 in the Premier League back in January.

Predicted line-ups

Chelsea XI: Kepa, Azpilicueta, Silva, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Kovacic, Zakaria, Sterling, Mount, Pulisic, Aubameyang.

Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Akanji, Cancelo, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Silva, Haaland, Foden.


Manchester City beat a Chelsea side 2-0 who can't seem to find any sort of form in the league

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Erling Haaland of Manchester City celebrates . (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)