Chelsea’s unbeaten start to the Premier League season was brought to an end as Manchester City moved level on points with the Blues thanks to a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Gabriel Jesus’ second-half strike gave Pepe Guardiola’s men a deserved victory as they gained small revenge for last season’s Champions League final defeat to Thomas Tuchel’s men by the same scoreline.
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City offered far the greater enterprise, with Jesus’ winner helping Pep Guardiola avoid an unwanted first of losing to the same rival manager four matches in succession.
Tuchel and Chelsea had sunk City three times last term, culminating in that 1-0 Champions League final triumph in Porto.
Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City Highlights
Chelsea vs Manchester City Line-up
Chelsea confirmed XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso Kante, Lukaku, Werner.
Subs: Kepa, Thiago Silva, Loftus-Cheek, Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Hudson-Odoi, Chilwell, Ziyech, Havertz.
Man City confirmed XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo, Foden, Rodri, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Jesus, Grealish.
Subs: Steffen, Stones, Ake, Sterling, Torres, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Palmer, Lavia.
Date, time and venue
Chelsea vs Manchester City is scheduled for an 12:30pm WAT kick-off at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Chelsea vs Manchester City team news
Mason Mount has been ruled out of the game. The England international suffered a minor injury during Wednesday’s Carabao Cup tie with Aston Villa but played on throughout the game and scored a penalty in the shootout.
Edouard Mendy is available again and Thomas Tuchel has confirmed he will start in goal.
City have a number of injury doubts. Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Rodri have returned to training this week after injury issues but the trio all face late fitness tests. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan are also doubts.
Chelsea vs Manchester City prediction
Chelsea look the real deal and a win would be a huge statement as they bid to take City’s crown.
Chelsea 1-0 Man City
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 69
City wins: 58
Betting odds and tips
- Chelsea to win: 17/10
- Draw: 21/10
- City to win: 7/4
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