Manchester City will struggle to face Chelsea in the 35th Premier League match at the Etihad Stadium, Saturday (8/5/2021). This duel is like a clean rehearsal for the Champions League final.
For Manchester City, a victory will make them win the 2020/2021 Premier League title. Currently, Manchester City are top of the league standings with a value of 80, 13 points ahead of Manchester United in second
Meanwhile, for Chelsea, the victory will further pave the way for finishing in the top four. The Blues are now in fourth place in the Premier League standings with a value of 61.
Manchester City and Chelsea have just confirmed the duel among English clubs in the Champions League final this season. The Citizen successfully eliminated PSG 4-1 on aggregate in the semifinals, while Chelsea won 3-1 on aggregate over Real Madrid.
Manchester City and Chelsea have met twice this season, namely in Week 17 of the Premier League and the FA Cup semi-finals.
City beat the Blues who are still being coached by Frank Lampard with a score of 3-1 at Stamford Bridge. Manchester City won 3-0 through goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden, and Kevin De Bruyne, while Chelsea could only narrow the difference in score through goals from Callum Hudson-Odoi.
After that, in the FA Cup semi-final which was held at Wembley Stadium, Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea beat Manchester City 1-0 through Hakim Ziyech’s single goal.
This time, the two teams will fight at the Etihad Stadium with the same strong determination to win. Manchester City is aiming for the Premier League title, while Chelsea is determined to pave the way to finish in the Champions League zone.