Manchester City and Chelsea will go head-to-head in an eagerly-anticipated Premier League clash at the Etihad on Saturday.
Both sides are into the Champions League final, following impressive victories in their respective semifinal ties in midweek, and Saturday’s affair will be the proper rehearsal for this year’s Champions League biggest night.
In the Premier League, City are top of the standings – 19 points above fourth-placed Chelsea. The Cityzens will be crowned champions if they beat their visitors this weekend.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are looking to finish in the top-four but are just three points above 5th-placed West Ham. They’ll definitely go all out for maximum points.
Both teams will go into Saturday’s meeting brimming with confidence. City are on a five-game winning run, including a fine 2–0 win against PSG in midweek, while Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six games and will try to stretch that run.
After beating Real Madrid 2–0 in midweek, Thomas Tuchel and his men will seek to claim another huge win. Can they?
Garcia Eric is the only injured player for Manchester City, so Pep Guardiola will have a full squad to pick from. Chelsea also have one injured player, in Matteo Kovacic.
Both teams to score
The last time both sides met, in the FA Cup semis last month, Chelsea ran out 1–0 victors. But Saturday’s game promises to be fascinating. Both teams should be good enough to find the back of the net.
Three of their last four meetings finished with both teams scoring, and that’s likely to be the case again.