Chelsea vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Chelsea vs Man City LIVE! Premier League result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Chelsea vs Man City LIVE!

Cole Palmer struck a last-gasp penalty against his former club Manchester City in the fifth minute of stoppage time to snatch a sensational 4-4 draw for Chelsea at the end of a superb, battling encounter at Stamford Bridge.

The Premier League champions thought they had won it through Rodri's goal, deflected in off the unfortunate Thiago Silva four minutes from time, but were left stunned in the dying seconds when substitute Armando Broja burst into the box and drew a foul from Ruben Dias, with Palmer dispatching his spot-kick under pressure to send home fans into raptures.

Earlier, Erling Haaland had scored to twice give City the lead, first from the penalty spot before Chelsea turned the game on its head with goals from Silva and Raheem Sterling. Manuel Akanji headed an equaliser on the stroke of half-time before Haaland's second made it 3-2 minutes after the restart, but still Chelsea were not done, hitting back to make it 3-3 through Nicolas Jackson. Then came what looked the winner from Rodri, before Palmer's late, late intervention served to hurt the side he left for west London in September.

Chelsea vs Manchester City latest news

  • GOAL! Palmer penalty in stoppage-time

  • GOAL! Rodri strikes late with deflected strike

  • GOAL! Jackson levels up thriller

  • GOAL! Haaland puts City back in front

  • GOAL! Sterling scores against former club

  • GOAL! Haaland slots penalty past Sanchez

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Sunday 12 November 2023 21:39 , Matt Verri

Sterling looked like a man possessed against his former club.

In almost every moment, he seemed to pick the right pass and beat his man, even while marked by Kyle Walker, one of the best one-versus-one defenders in the division.

Sterling scored the second goal by turning in Reece James's cross and helped set up a dramatic late equaliser, chipping the ball into Armando Broja's feet before he was brought down by Ruben Dias for a 94th-minute penalty.

Sterling is back at his best and, after his latest England snub, produced arguably his best display in a Chelsea shirt.

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Guardiola full of praise for Chelsea

Sunday 12 November 2023 20:33 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola admitted his Manchester City side could have "no complaints" after Chelsea earned a thrilling draw, as he pointed to the difficulties other top sides have had at Stamford Bridge this season.

While Chelsea sit tenth in the table, and ten points off the top four, they are unbeaten in matches against City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham this season.

"They are a really good team so there's no doubt," Guardiola told Sky Sports.

"Liverpool couldn't win. They were much, much better than Arsenal and in the end, Arsenal drew. So you know, it's Chelsea, they won't go away."

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Post-match thoughts from Rodri

Sunday 12 November 2023 19:36 , Matt Verri

"We feel a bit exhausted, this type of game, we know how hard it is to come here. The team Chelsea has built, they have great players and they sign massive players.

"The level of the Chelsea team has risen and it was not our best performance today. Individually we needed to do a bit more ourselves - to concede four goals is not normal for us.

"We keep pushing and sometimes it is like this and you have to score at the other end. But we have to correct some mistakes.

"I think we played how they want. Quick transitions and they are a better team in that situation and they are faster and stronger we have another type of players and we try to play our game and I think we struggled."

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Man on a mission

Sunday 12 November 2023 19:26 , Matt Verri

Fair to say Mauricio Pochettino wasn't particularly delighted at the full-time whistle...

Palmer: I don't practice penalties

Sunday 12 November 2023 19:16 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer has scored four penalties for Chelsea this season, he's getting plenty of chances from the spot!

He had to wait a fair while for this one, as both sets of players clashed and Erling Haaland strolled over to have a chat with him.

Palmer as confident as ever when discussing the moment after the match.

"Long time waiting but I felt confident and I have had a few now," Palmer said. "Kept calm and focused.

"Not going to say I work on them cause I don't I trust on my natural ability."

How it stands...

Sunday 12 November 2023 19:09 , Matt Verri

Talk about crashing back down to earth - no Premier League football for a fortnight as we go into the international break.

Man City a point clear of Liverpool and Arsenal at the top of the table after this draw, with Tottenham one point further back in fourth.

Aston Villa only three points behind Man City themselves, not a lot separating the top five.

Chelsea are tenth in the table, despite the positive results they've had in the big games this season.

Palmer's post-match thoughts on facing former club

Sunday 12 November 2023 19:04 , Matt Verri

"Very strange the first time I have played against City - I have the utmost respect for the club I spent 15 years at and it is nice to see some friends," he tells Sky Sports.

"Unlucky to not get the win. I have many City fans I know but it is the game."

Story of the match...

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:54 , Matt Verri

Chelsea really did go toe-to-toe with Man City - not many do that.

The stats suggest a draw was very much a fair result.

No nerves to be seen!

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:49 , Matt Verri

Stoppage-time, against his former club, all on him to earn Chelsea a point... no problem for Palmer.

Player ratings

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:45 , Matt Verri

Cole Palmer - 7

Looked nervy early on but his cute through ball helped set up Chelsea's second goal and showed nerves of steel to score a late equaliser from the spot.

Raheem Sterling - 9

Put Chelsea ahead and managed to threaten with his dribbling even against Kyle Walker's pace, responding to his latest England snub.

Read our full Chelsea ratings here!

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Man City thought this was the winner...

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:41 , Matt Verri

And yet there was more drama to come!

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:37 , Matt Verri

Again.... What. A. Game. Cole Palmer so cool to score his penalty, Sterling man of the match, Erling Haaland still bagging. Mistakes, controversial decisions, moments of amazing skill. This match had it all.

FT: Chelsea 4-4 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:36 , Matt Verri

Unfortunately it's all over!

An absolutely incredible match and it ends all level. Palmer's stoppage-time penalty against his former club earns a point.

Pochettino has marched onto the pitch at full-time, seemingly aiming for the referee. He is furious about something.

Chelsea 4-4 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:34 , Matt Verri

90+8 mins: Walker... miles over the bar. What a waste.

On we go. Can't be much longer left.

Chelsea 4-4 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:32 , Matt Verri

90+7 mins: What is going on?!

Awful challenges all over the pitch - Sterling launches Foden six feet into the air. Wild, wild lunge.

Free-kick City in a great position.

GOAL! Chelsea 4-4 Man City | Cole Palmer 90+5'

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:29 , Matt Verri

PALMER HOLDS HIS NERVE!

Against his former club, Palmer steps up and lifts the ball into the top corner!

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:29 , Matt Verri

Both sets of players clashing after that decision, it's all got very heated.

Yellow cards dished out all over the shop, City doing a good job of delaying things.

It's Palmer with ball in hand, waiting for his moment. Haaland offering him some advice...

PENALTY CHELSEA!

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:28 , Matt Verri

Dias flies in, Broja checks inside and he's surely brought down... referee points to the spot!

And VAR confirms it.

Chelsea with a massive, massive chance to make it 4-4.

Chelsea 3-4 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:25 , Matt Verri

90 mins: There very much is still time!

EIGHT minutes added on. Broja on to replace Caicedo for Chelsea.

Chelsea 3-4 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:23 , Matt Verri

88 mins: Have Chelsea got one last push in them?

They've got two minutes plus stoppage-time to level this up again.

GOAL! Chelsea 3-4 Man City | Rodri 86'

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:21 , Matt Verri

HAVE CITY WON IT?

Kovacic's strike is blocked, comes out to Rodri and he lashes it beyond Sanchez from distance with the help of a huge deflection off Silva.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:18 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Rain absolutely pouring down at Stamford Bridge - worth shooting at every opportunity in these conditions.

Pace of the match has slowed down a bit, but this is still there for either side to win.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:15 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Mudryk in the box, too many City players in his way.

Comes out to Gallagher, 25 yards out at least. Ball bounces up for him and he can't help himself, lashing a strike over the bar.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:14 , Matt Verri

78 mins: It's City's turn again to look the more likely to score.

Silva seeing plenty of the ball out on the left, he's causing Gusto real problems out ther.e

Twice he puts dangerous ball into the middle, Chelsea defend it well.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:10 , Matt Verri

75 mins: HAD TO SCORE!

How are Chelsea not in front? Sterling wins the ball back high up the pitch, slides the ball through to Gusto.

Completely free in the box, has to score but he blasts the shot over the bar.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:09 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Disasi flies out of defence, launches himself into the challenge and wins the ball perfectly off Foden.

At the other end, Chelsea break and Jackson threatens to run clean through... Akanji now with a superb tackle.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:07 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Chelsea looking well-capable of getting themselves back in front again.

Rodri now into the book for bundling Palmer to the floor on the halfway line. There's plenty of space on offer for both sides.

Chelsea 3-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:04 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Huge appeals for a penalty as Silva gets to the byline and crosses the ball back into the middle... did it hit a hand?

No. Smacks into Disasi's head. On we go.

GOAL! Chelsea 3-3 Man City | Nicolas Jackson 67'

Sunday 12 November 2023 18:02 , Matt Verri

LEVEL AGAIN!

Ederson is back up but he's just picking the ball out of his net.

Gallagher tries his luck from distance, Ederson can only parry it straight out and Jackson is there to turn the rebound into the back of the net.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:59 , Matt Verri

64 mins: First two Chelsea changes of the match.

Mudryk and Gusto coming on for Fernandez and James. Will see Gallagher take the captain's armband and move into a deeper position.

Ederson has gone down for City, he needs some treatment.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:58 , Matt Verri

63 mins: City trying to walk the ball into the net.

Pass after pass on the edge of the box, nobody shoots and it's all the way back to the halfway line.

Calm after Alvarez played the ball across the face of goal and very nearly picked out Haaland for a tap-in.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:56 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Big save!

Should be 3-3. Palmer picks the ball up on the turn and he just runs at the City defence.

Loses his balance on the edge of the area under a challenge from Rodri, stumbles his way into the box though... pokes an effort at goal and Ederson is off his line to smother it. Huge moment.

Grealish then draws a foul from Caicedo, yellow card for the midfielder.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:54 , Matt Verri

59 mins: That proves to be Doku's final touch of the evening.

He's been replaced, Grealish coming on as Guardiola turns to his bench for the first time. Not a bad option to have.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:53 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Haaland fires the pass out to Doku and all of a sudden he's in on goal. Chelsea defence nowhere to be seen.

Doku stays on his feet this time, chops inside and fires the effort at goal, straight at Sanchez.

Goalkeeper spills it, but just about gathers in time at the second opportunity.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:51 , Matt Verri

56 mins: Better spell of possession for Chelsea, knocking the ball around nicely.

It's pinged out to Sterling, he does really well to keep it and hold off Foden, but Cucurella then does lose the ball and here coem City again.

Doku driving into the box, goes down under a challenge from James... yellow card from diving! Anthony Taylor convinced. Fair call.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:48 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Ball drops for Alvarez in the box, doesn't quite catch the strike though and it's a comfortable save for Sanchez.

City straight back on the attack, Caicedo trips Gvardiol. Chelsea need to be careful this doesn't get away from them.

Chelsea 2-3 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:46 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Chelsea haven't really got going since the break.

City pressing high, they look a lot sharper now. Whatever Guardiola said at half-time, it's had an impact.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:45 , Matt Verri

Another load of mistakes from Chelsea defending that third goal.

You can blame Cucurella for not stopping the crossing opportunity, Caicedo for getting turned in midfield and both Disasi and James for not tracking Haaland between them.

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:44 , Matt Verri

One of the most outrageous VAR checks you'll ever see.

Ball is rolling over the line, in the process it might just have touched Haaland's elbow with the striker already in the back of the net himself.

Thankfully some sensible thinking takes over and the goal stands.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-3 Man City | Erling Haaland 47'

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:42 , Matt Verri

CITY TAKE THE LEAD!

Well we've picked up from where we left off!

So much space for City to attack into. Alvarez plays in Foden, he can drive towards the Chelsea box. Finds Alvarez on the overlap, played across the face of goal and Haaland bundles it in as he throws himself at the ball.

Back underway!

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:40 , Matt Verri

Up and running for the second-half at Stamford Bridge!

Sterling gets goal he deserved!

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:39 , Matt Verri

Sterling and Palmer both involved in this goal against their former club...

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:31 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are playing at a higher level than they did against Spurs.

Although the VAR stoppages were extreme in that match, which was interesting in itself, this is a better quality spectacle.

How Akanji levelled it up...

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:27 , Matt Verri

Blow for Chelsea in stoppage-time at the end of the first-half.

HT: Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:24 , Matt Verri

Chelsea end the half well, Jackson's shot deflected behind for a corner. This will be the last action of it.

Sterling whips it deep to the back post and that's the half-time whistle.

And breathe...

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(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:22 , Matt Verri

45+5 mins: City pushing as we move towards the break.

Chelsea could do with half-time now, they're not looking quite as assured as they were about ten minutes ago.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:20 , Matt Verri

Replay shows Reece James asking: "Who's marking him?" after Akanji's equaliser.

Really poor defending.

Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:19 , Matt Verri

45+2 mins: Six minutes added on - don't want this half to end. It's been a superb watch.

Gallagher flies in late on Dias, maybe fortunate to avoid a yellow card there.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-2 Man City | Manuel Akanji 45+1'

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:18 , Matt Verri

CITY LEVEL AGAIN!

Far too easy for the visitors. Corner taken short, Silva then clips the ball into the box and Akanji is completely free to head home from close range.

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:16 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Sterling has been absolutely sensational.

Running City ragged out on the left wing, Walker not enjoying this at all.

Ball comes to Jackson, gets the shot away but too close to Ederson.

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:14 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Man City are rattled. Really, really rattled. Sterling curls an effort just wide, before City lose it again and Jackson isn't able to make them pay.

But now the visitors cut Chelsea open, Haaland clean through... MASSIVE SAVE!

Haaland had to score, but Sanchez gets down brilliantly and palms it out.

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:11 , Matt Verri

39 mins: There are more goals in this. A lot more goals, at this rate.

Foden through to Alvarez, he plays the ball low into the six-yard box and Disasi just about hammers it away before Haaland can convert.

GOAL! Chelsea 2-1 Man City | Raheem Sterling 37'

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:09 , Matt Verri

CHELSEA TAKE THE LEAD!

Palmer plays the ball through to James in the box, it's not a great pass and Gvardiol should clear it.

Instead he trips over the ball, James is there to pounce and he squares it to leave Sterling a tap-in at the back post.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:07 , Matt Verri

Phil Foden is causing Chelsea real problems now with his dribbling ability.

He almost set up Erling Haaland to score with a great run and went close himself moments later.

Chelsea 1-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:06 , Matt Verri

34 mins: That goal has woken City up again.

Rodri slides the ball out to Foden, who chops inside onto his left foot and whips an effort towards the far corner... it's about an inch away from finding the back of the net.

Couldn't have done much more with that.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:05 , Matt Verri

Thiago Silva has been exceptional today and you can tell that goal meant a lot to him, celebrating in front of the Chelsea supporters with real passion.

He ran over to the friends and family section after equalising.

Chelsea 1-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:04 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Big chance, City almost back in front.

Foden surrounded by three Chelsea players, skips away from all of them out wide.

Stands up a cross to the back post, nearly finds the far corner... Haaland can't turn it in from a tight angle. Side-netting.

Chelsea 1-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:03 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Both sets of players flying into every challenge - starting to feel like the Tottenham vs Chelsea match all over again!

The hosts are right back into this game.

GOAL! Chelsea 1-1 Man City | Thiago Silva 29'

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:01 , Matt Verri

It is 1-1 now!

From the resulting corner, Silva gets across his man at the near post and heads it into the far corner.

We're level again.

Chelsea 0-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 17:00 , Matt Verri

28 mins: Nearly 1-1!

James whips a brilliant free-kick towards the top corner, and it's a superb save from Ederson to tip it over the bar.

Chelsea 0-1 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:59 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Caicedo looks to get Chelsea level immediately, shot from distance is blocked.

Cucurella was shown a yellow card for that foul, with Palmer in the book for supposedly kicking up the penalty spot.

Fernandez now wins a free-kick in a great position for the hosts.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:57 , Matt Verri

Marc Cucurella was apoplectic that penalty was given. It felt a little soft to me but we've seen a similar one given in City's favour in the Manchester derby.

Some unkind chants are being directed to Anthony Taylor after that one. Erling Haaland scoring his penalty.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Man City | Erling Haaland 24'

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:56 , Matt Verri

Never in any doubt!

Haaland converts the penalty and Man City have the lead at Stamford Bridge.

Some VAR controversy, for a change...

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:55 , Matt Verri

It's been given, VAR not overruling it.

Feels very harsh, Haaland was holding Cucurella just as much as he was being held.

Chelsea hard done by.

PENALTY MAN CITY!

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:53 , Matt Verri

Nobody knew what was going on at first, but it's a penalty for the visitors!

Haaland in the middle, looks to attack a cross into the box and the referee thinks Cucurella has dragged him down.

They were both holding each other...

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:51 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Superb from James, brings the ball down so well out wide and flicks it through to Palmer.

Another nice move, ends with Gallagher firing an effort straight at Ederson from 25 yards out. Chelsea continue to play with plenty of confidence.

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:49 , Matt Verri

16 mins: Clever corner from City, pinged deep to Gvardiol at the back post.

He beats Cucurella in the air, nods it at goal but not enough power in the header and Sanchez easily saves.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:48 , Matt Verri

Fun exchange between the two sets of supporters.

Man City chant: "Champions of Europe, you'll never sing that."

That prompts some back and forth between the home and away ends.

"We've won it all," respond Chelsea.

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:44 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Real chance for Chelsea on the break, as James pokes the ball wide to Palmer.

Gallagher completely free on the edge of the box, Palmer goes himself though and the shot is blocked. Rodri then very lucky that his header back to Ederson just about loops over Palmer's head, almost disastrous.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:43 , Matt Verri

You can see why Pep Guardiola fought so hard to keep Kyle Walker from joining Bayern Munich.

His sweeping up in behind has been key to stopping Chelsea far. He is the last line of defence.

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:43 , Matt Verri

11 mins: Match starting to settle down into the pattern we probably expected.

City seeing plenty of the ball, Chelsea content to sit off and look solid in their shape. Haaland yet to get involved.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:40 , Matt Verri

Raheem Sterling and Enzo Fernandez have been excellent at getting Chelsea up the pitch early on.

Mauricio Pochettino looks the happier of the two managers, with Pep Guardiola calling both Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland over for quick chats.

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:39 , Matt Verri

7 mins: So much space for both sides, it's really open. Chelsea going for it, that'll suit City just fine.

The visitors win their first corner after getting plenty of numbers forward in the attack.

It is an awful delivery from Alvarez. Barely gets off the ground, booted away at the near post.

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:37 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Alvarez drags Fernandez back, Chelsea still on the attack though so advantage played.

Sterling plays it outside to Cucurella, Foden can only poke the ball behind for a corner.

Palmer takes, too close to Ederson and it's comfortably claimed.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:36 , Matt Verri

Manchester City are lining up with a very attacking shape with all of Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, Jeremy Doku, Bernardo Silva and Julian Alvarez on the pitch.

Looks like that front five will press Chelsea very high.

Chelsea 0-0 Man City

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:34 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Really good start this from Chelsea, straight on the front foot.

James has a shot blocked in the opening seconds, and Jackson very nearly sends Sterling clean through with a clever flick. Walker reads it well though and gets across.

KICK-OFF!

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:32 , Matt Verri

We're up and running in west London!

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:28 , Matt Verri

Interesting to see how Reece James copes with the blinding pace of Jeremy Doku today.

He really struggled with Brennan Johnson on Monday, before the winger had to come off due to Cristian Romero's red card.

Here we go!

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:26 , Matt Verri

Teams are out onto the pitch in west London.

These games have been fairly tight in recent seasons, City often edging them by a single goal.

Chelsea have to find a way to cause City problems at the back - still very much not firing on all cylinders up front.

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:19 , Matt Verri

Chelsea are back in the bottom half of the Premier League table after West Ham's win.

One point would see Chelsea up to 10th and three would put them ninth.

Man City have company!

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:13 , Matt Verri

Liverpool have beaten Brentford, so they move level on points with Man City and Arsenal at the top.

Tottenham only a point behind, with Aston Villa only a couple off the leaders.

All very tight - chance for City to create a gap this afternoon.

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 16:05 , Matt Verri

Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Levi Colwill has a minor shoulder issue picked up in training ahead of kick-off, hence why he is not in the squad.

Unclear if he will be available for England.

Guardiola: Chelsea will return to the top

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:59 , Matt Verri

Pep Guardiola has backed Chelsea to return to the top of the English game, believing they are still "one of the toughest games" Man City have during the season despite the Blues' recent struggles.

“Chelsea remain one of the most important clubs,” Guardiola said.

“They won the Champions League under Tuchel against us. It’s true they were not close to win the Premier League in these seasons but they are one of the strongest teams no doubt.

“They’re aggressive and have good patterns. One of the toughest games we have during the season.

“We have try to maintain the level of our game but sooner or later Chelsea will be there fighting for titles. No doubt about that.”

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(PA)

Recent history not positive for Chelsea

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:53 , Matt Verri

Since winning the Champions League final in 2021, it's not been pretty for Chelsea against Man City.

Six times the two sides have met, six wins for City.

Worse than that... Chelsea haven't scored a single goal in any of those matches!

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(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:47 , Matt Verri

Can the Blues rise to the occasion?

Sterling avoids ban

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:43 , Matt Verri

Raheem Sterling has avoided punishment after a Football Association (FA) investigation into him allegedly throwing an object back into the crowd at Tottenham.

The 27-year-old was investigated after a video on Chelsea's own official TikTok account appeared to show him returning a missile into the crowd that had been hurled down and hit team-mate Cole Palmer's leg.

Palmer had just scored a penalty to equalise away in north London before Nicolas Jackson netted a second-half hat-trick in the chaotic 4-1 win on Monday night.

Sterling was potentially in danger of missing this afternoon's clash against his former club, or the trip to Newcastle after the international break, but has now been cleared with no action to be taken.

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Nizaar Kinsella at Stamford Bridge

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:38 , Matt Verri

Marc Cucurella has come in for Levi Colwill which is the only change from the 4-1 win away at Tottenham on Monday.

Colwill is not in the squad, suggesting he is probably injured. Another doubt for England having made Gareth Southgate's squad for the November matches.

Armando Broja has returned to Chelsea's bench.

Chelsea team news

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:33 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Sanchez, James, Disasi, Silva, Cucurella,Caicedo, Fernandez, Palmer, Gallagher, Sterling, Jackson.

Subs: Badiashile, Mudryk, Madueke, Ugochukwu, Broja, Gusto, Petrovic, Maatsen, Matos.

Man City team news

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:30 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Akanji, Dias, Gvardiol, Rodri, Bernardo, Foden, Doku, Alvarez, Haaland

Subs: Ortega Moreno, Carson, Phillips, Kovacic, Grealish, Nunes, Bobb, Lewis

Stand by!

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:27 , Matt Verri

Team news coming up from Stamford Bridge very shortly.

Anything possible when it comes to Pep Guardiola and his team selection - all will be revealed in the next few minutes.

How it stands...

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:22 , Matt Verri

Chelsea tenth in the Premier League table going into the match - victory here would take them up to the dizzy heights of ninth.

Man City sit top of the table already, though only on goal difference. Chance for them to go three points clear heading into the international break.

Chaos in north London!

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:16 , Matt Verri

It was fairly eventful the last time Chelsea were in action...

They beat Tottenham 4-1, but that very much does not tell the whole story. There were red cards, disallowed goals, injuries, crazy high lines - a truly epic Premier League clash.

Mauricio Pochettino wouldn't mind something a little more relaxed this afternoon, I'm sure.

Chelsea to move for wonderkid?

Sunday 12 November 2023 15:09 , Matt Verri

Brazilian wonderkid Gabriel Moscardo has claimed Chelsea have shown "strong interest" in signing him.

The 18-year-old midfielder has been linked with a host of Europe's top sides, including Barcelona, Arsenal, Liverpool and the Blues after an eye-catching start to his career at Corinthians.

Moscardo has previously claimed Chelsea made an offer during a summer transfer window which saw them spend £400million on some of the game's best young talent.

He said: "There was a proposal from Chelsea months ago, but I talk a lot with my agent and my parents and they try to give me as little information as possible. They say there is not long until the end of the season, they tell me to dedicate myself and do well, and that at the end of the season, there will be good things."

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Chelsea vs Man City tactics

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:59 , Giuseppe Muro

There is no doubt Chelsea face a tough test this afternoon but City have shown at least some weaknesses this season and Standard Sport's Nizaar Kinsella looks at three possible ways the Blues can exploit them.

Cut service to Haaland

Erling Haaland is the ultimate test of any Premier League defence. He is the League's top scorer again, with 11 goals in 11 matches.

The best way to stop him is not to allow the ball to reach his feet.

Chances will end up in the net unless Thiago Silva and Axel Disasi are at their very best, with the rest of the team stopping the crosses, cutbacks and long balls he thrives on.

Be streetwise in midfield

Chelsea's now settled midfield trio of Moises Caicedo, Enzo Fernandez and Conor Gallagher will likely face Bernardo Silva's energy, Mateo Kovacic's line-breaking passing ability and Rodri's grit.

The two midfields play a similar possession-based style, but Chelsea fall way behind in two particular areas: tactical fouls and stopping transitions. Chelsea need to learn the dirty side of the game if they are to compete.

Overcome giants at the back

It is a common misconception that City are a team full of small technicians. They are expected to start with a back four of Josko Gvardiol, Nathan Ake, Ruben Dias and Kyle Walker, with Rodri screening.

The League's best defensive record is underpinned by size, speed and strength. It will take some inventive thinking and wonderful skill to score past Ederson, who is used to claiming clean sheets.

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:52 , Giuseppe Muro

Cole Palmer faces his former club today and Mauricio Pochettino has likened the Chelsea forward to Angel Di Maria, amid questions over whether Manchester City should regret letting him go.

Palmer is expected to start, having registered three goals and five assists in his last five Chelsea matches.

The £40million deadline day deal now looks like a steal for a player who left his boyhood club due to a lack of minutes under Pep Guardiola.

Asked whether he was surprised that City let Palmer join Chelsea, Pochettino said: "I think it is not fair to say it surprises me just because now he is performing and he didn't play too much in City.

"We are two different clubs, with different objectives. Maybe he fits well for Chelsea.

"[Mateo] Kovacic left Chelsea for City and I don't know what happened. It's always difficult to judge these kinds of decisions."

Palmer’s eye-catching style has earned comparisons to Juan Mata and Dennis Bergkamp, but Pochettino had a different name in mind.

He said: “Juan Mata? No, he is more Di Maria! You know, the body and the way he moves.”

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Chelsea vs Man City match odds

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:45 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea to win: 18/5

Draw: 29/10

Man City to win: 3/4

Odds via Betfair (subject to change)

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:38 , Giuseppe Muro

Head to head history and results

Chelsea wins: 71

Draws: 39

Man City wins: 65

Chelsea vs Man City prediction

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:31 , Giuseppe Muro

While Tottenham nearly punished Chelsea with nine men, and an absurdly high defensive line, few will bet against Manchester City picking the Blues off in London.

Pochettino will take measures to address the threat of the Premier League champions, of course, but I can't see past a comfortable City win here.

Man City to win, 3-0.

Man City team news

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:24 , Giuseppe Muro

City will be missing John Stones, who had only just returned from a hip injury but was forced off at half-time during Tuesday’s win over Young Boys BSC in the Champions League.

Pep Guardiola is confident the 29-year-old has not suffered a particularly serious knock but is unsure if Stones will return in time for the visit of Liverpool after the international break.

Manuel Akanji, however, will likely be available this afternoon. He pulled up during the warm-up with a back problem on Tuesday but trained on Friday.

Erling Haaland started in the week despite a recent knock to the ankle and is expected to lead the line once again, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Gomez the only long-term worries for City to contend with.

Chelsea team news

Sunday 12 November 2023 14:16 , Giuseppe Muro

Chelsea’s injury problems are easing but they still have seven players out.

Today’s game will again come too soon for £52million summer signing Christopher Nkunku, who is yet to make his competitive debut for the club after injuring his knee in the final match of pre-season. But he could be fit to face Newcastle after the international break.

Nkunku remains out, along with Trevoh Chalobah, Wesley Fofana, Romeo Lavia, Ben Chilwell and Carney Chukwuemeka. Armando Broja is back in full training but will likely start as a substitute. Mykhailo Mudryk returned last time out but was only fit enough for the bench.

Mauricio Pochettino will likely stick with the same XI that eventually defeated Tottenham in chaotic fashion.

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