Man City vs Chelsea LIVE: Premier League latest score and goal updates



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Raheem Sterling is tackled by Malang Sarr

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Chelsea head to Manchester City for Saturday’s early Premier League kick-off, knowing they realistically need a victory to blow the title race back wide open. Pep Guardiola’s side have been relentless in the league of late and opened up a 10-point lead between themselves and the Blues, so there’s very little pressure on City to go all-out for the win.

That said, they could really exert their dominance and make a point over last year’s Champions League final being a one-off if they took the game to Thomas Tuchel’s team and triumphed to further increase their lead at the top.

In midweek it was Chelsea who triumphed, in the Carabao Cup semi-finals against Tottenham, to book themselves a spot at Wembley and await either Liverpool or Arsenal. City, by contrast, have had over a week to recover since their FA Cup third-round win over Swindon. They have won seven in a row in all competitions and 14 of the last 15, a phenomenal run of form which has them looking at yet another league title. Follow all the updates from Man City vs Chelsea below:

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Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:28

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

Chelsea failed to attempt a shot in the first half at the Etihad. It was the first time they’ve failed to do so in a Premier League game under Thomas Tuchel and the first time overall since May 2018 vs Newcastle.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:25

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

There were some good battles in the first half. Raheem Sterling driving at Marcos Alonso – after the defender picked up an early yellow card – was probably the standout.

Chelsea’s attacking play has been non-existent though, much to the frustration of manager Thomas Tuchel.

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Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:22

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Half-time: Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

45+1 mins: Chelsea hold on until half-time. It was a fairly one-sided 45 minutes in favor of Manchester City but the Blues head into the break on level terms.

Jack Grealish had the best chance of the half but Kepa Arrizabalaga made a good save to deny him the opening goal.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:18

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

42 mins: A scrappy period of possession for Chelsea sees them work hard just to keep hold of the ball instead of putting together a meaningful attack.

City win it back before too long and Cancelo threads it into the box for Grealish. He finds De Bruyne who snatches at a shot from the left and belts it well over the crossbar.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:14

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

39 mins: Chance! Probably the best chance of the half! Mateo Kovacic is put under pressure from Kevin De Bruyne deep in his own half and gets rid of the ball with a loose pass across to Jack Grealish. He knocks the ball into the box and looks to guide it arouns Kepa Arrizabalaga. The Chelsea goalkeeper gets a leg to the shot and somehow deflects it wide of the right-hand post.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:11

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

36 mins: City win a throw in Chelsea’s half and send the ball to Phil Foden. He brings the ball under control and drives through a bunch of Chelsea defenders to work the ball into the box. He slots a dangerous pass into the middle of the area but doesn’t have any teammates up with him. Alonso recovers the ball and wins a free kick after a little shove in the back from Sterling.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:07

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

33 mins: Kevin De Bruyne floats the free kick over towards the back post where Aymeric Laporte is making a run into the six-yard box. He’s tracked by Marcos Alonso who gets to the ball first and sends it behind for a corner.

De Bruyne swings this set piece into the penalty area but Antonio Rudiger is up quickly for Chelsea to head the ball clear.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:04

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

30 mins: Thomas Tuchel doesn’t look like a happy man on the sidelines. He’s gesturing wildly for his defenders to push up the pitch when Chelsea work the ball up to their forward players. The Blues have found themselves in a couple of good positions in City’s final third but haven’t been able to put a final ball into the box.

Bernardo Silva breaks clear through the inside right and Mateo Kovacic dives in from behind to stop the attack. He brings Bernardo down and goes in the book for his tackle.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 13:02

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Man City 0 – 0 Chelsea

27 mins: Close! Sterling attempts to weave around Alonso but isn’t successful this time. Instead he passes the ball inside giving it to Rodri. Rodri flicks the ball into the box towards Grealish who’s put under pressure from Azpilicueta. The ball drops over the top of both players but Joao Cancelo arrives around the back and recovers the ball. He cuts it into the six-yard box but Rudiger is there to clear the danger for Chelsea.

Michael Jones15 January 2022 12:57

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