Pep Guardiola’s side need just three points from their remaining four games to confirm their fifth title in nine years and know a win against Chelsea would be enough to put them out of Manchester United’s reach. But Chelsea have the top four to fight for, currently sitting three points clear of fifth-placed West Ham United, and know they cannot afford any slip ups. This will also serve as an appetiser for the Champions League final on May 29, where Man City and Chelsea will meet again.
Before we get to the grand stage of the Champions League final in Istanbul, Saturday’s game will provide an earlier chance to see Phil Foden and Mason Mount go head-to-head – or rather give both a platform on which to shine.For a while in the build up to this summer’s European Championships, it was thought that Foden and Mount were battling each other (and Jack Grealish, James Maddison and Jesse Lingard) for a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad. But now, it’s becoming widely accepted that Foden and Mount will not only be in the squad, but they should be starters. Although they do play in similar positions for their club sides, Mount and Foden can function on the pitch at the same time, with the Chelsea man dropping to a deeper midfield role to create from there.
DAZN are streaming Manchester City v Chelsea in the Premier League live for account holders. Those without an account already can take advantage of their 30-day free trial* by signing up through the above link relevant to your region.Manchester City remain without the suspended John Stones while Mateo Kovacic is the only doubt for Chelsea, but both sides could rotate slightly following their Champions League exploits.
Both Foden and Mount were involved in their respective sides’ Champions League semi-final wins in midweek, setting up an all-English final, increasing the praise on the duo. For Foden it was an assist for Riyad Mahrez’s second goal with an excellent ball across goal having neatly linked up with Kevin De Bruyne in the build up, his sixth goal involvement in the Champions League, the joint-most for an Englishman this season alongside Marcus Rashford.
NAME: Manchester City – Chelsea
DATE: 8 May 2021
TIME: 16:30 UTC
VENUE: Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England