Manchester City secures a narrow but significant win over Chelsea with it not only getting back into top four, but also above Tuchel’s side.

Pep has never lost four games to the same team in a row. That record remains intact.

That was all for the day. Thanks for tuning in. Goodbye and take care.



Chelsea 0 - 1 Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's team secures an important win away from home with the lone goal coming from Gabriel Jesus

90+3' City have all men at the back now with just Sterling in the front. Pep can almost smell the win.

89' BLOCK! Ederson makes an important save, punching the ball out as the  Brazilian and Havertz come together in a collision.

Four minutes added to regulation time.

87' City makes its remaining two changes with Sterling and Fernandinho coming in for Grealish and Foden

84' Yellow Card! Rudiger is booked for his challenge on Mahrez with Chelsea now having two yellow cards in the match

83' SAVE! Grealish misses a one on one as Mendy's save still keeps Chelsea in the game

81' Substitution! Riyad Mahrez gets in for Kevin De Bruyne as his team sits in the cusp of a very important victory with 10 minutes of regulation time left


79' MISS! De Bruyne's ball almost sneaked in with an try from Laporte. City continues to attack with Mahrez ready to come in

77' Chelsea gets its first yellow card with Marcos Alonso booked

76' Substitution! Chelsea makes its last substitution with Jorginho going off for Ruben Loftus-Cheek

71' BLOCK! Lukaku played in a wonderful pass to Kovacic whose shot is blocked by Ruben Dias

68' De Bruyne, Grealish and Jesus looking very dangerous as another attack fizzles down

64' Yellow Card! Aymeric Laporte brings down Lukaku as the Spaniard gets the first card of the day

63' OFF SIDE! Havertz and Lukaku pair up for a goal which is rule offside as the German was ahead, as checked in the replay

61' SAVE! Chelsea's open goal almost exploited by City as Thiago Silva makes a goal-line clearance to keep the lead at one goal only

60' Substitution for Chelsea! Kante is replaced by Kai Havertz as Chelsea makes its second substiitution of the game.


59' Offside! Foden and De Bruyne pair up to make a run which ends with Michael Oliver ruling an offside

58' SAVE! Grealish takes another right footer with fingertip save from Mendy. End-to-end stuff this

57' Chance! A through ball from Kovacic just too much for Werner as Ederson picks up the ball

56' Second corner for Chelsea as compared to 10 for City. It was from a corner that City built up the goal

53' GOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!Gabriel Jesus scores in a crowded penalty box as City draws first blood

Chelsea 0 - 1 Manchester City


50' Just like the first half, City is dominating the attack, but Werner looks dangerous with a run along the left flank

48' SHOT! Grealish takes a right-footed curler that flies past the et without any real danger to Mendy and Chelsea

46' If Manchester City fails to score in this match, it will have no goals in two successive premier league games, after the draw at St. Mary's

Second Half kicks off!

45+2' HALF TIME ! Manchester City finishes the first half with six shots against a single one from Chelsea.


44' City looks like it is paying against a wall that is cherishing the attempts without much fruit.

41' Grealish's pass received well by Jesus, who just couldn't land the ball well and hits a poor shot in the circumstances

39' SHOT! Kevon De Bruyne takes a long range shot which flies off target.

38' Bernardo Silva's header for Jesus kicked away by Alonso

36' Grealish makes a run on the left, but his host blocked by Christensen

35' City continues to press high as it takes another corner which is cleared away as Jesus rushes to regain possession 

34' Rodri to Grealish to Rodri and the Spaniard takes a shot which flies away off target

33' Ederson takes up a Manuel Neuer role as he kicks he ball away in a sweeper keeper position

31' Block! Kevin De Bruyne makes a run to take a shot in front of the box, as it is blocked by Christensen. Guardiola applauds from the touch line

30' Azpilicueta back in the right back position as Thiago Silva gets into his conventional centre-back role

28' Substitution for Chelsea!

Reece James limps oss the field as Thiago silva runs into the field. The Brazilian had a fantastic game against Spurs, Chelsea's last Premier League fixture.


27' Reece James struggling on the pitch as Thiago Silva starts warming up alongside Trevor Chalobah. Tuchel has plenty of options if James needs to go off.

24' Azpilicueta, James, Alonso,Christensen and Ruiger, every Chelsea defender doing a brilliant job stopping City's attack.

Chelsea gets very dangerous in the second half. If City fails to score in spite of constant attacks, we've seen how dangerous can Chelsea be on the attack once it gets going, as seen in the match against Spurs.

22' What a delicious ball from Walker, which gets lost in Chelsea's wall and City goes again -- attack after attack after attack.

21' The entire Chelsea squad is pushed back into its half as City continues to stitch new attacks

19' De Bruyne takes a corner, but Mendy grabs the ball comfortably to push the ball into action

17' Rudiger to Werner who makes a run. But the shot is blocked for a corner, which is headed away eventually

15' First 15 minutes of the game with the match almost entirely played in the Chelsea half.

Woah! The game switches as Werner carries ti the ball to City's box - passes it to Lukaku who is marked well as the attack fizzles down

13' Laporte to Dias as the defensive pair keeps Lukau and Werner at bay - neck-to-neck battle between both the teams

12' Chelsea contiues to be rock solid at the back as the ball goes out for a goal kick

11' Reece James and Jack Grealish come together, but the foul given against City as James is attended by his team's medics

7' The ball comfortably caught by Mendy who returns after the Champions League match

6' Chelsea laying back defending as City march on forward. Walker's pass met with equal force from Rudiger on Jesus as Chelsea concede another corner

4' The last time City thrashed Chelsea at home, its manager Frank Lampard was sacked. This time though, Chelsea looks very solid defensively.

3' Chance! Jesus flies in a bal as the Chelsea captain comes to his team's rescue to head it out for a corner

1' Chelsea is playing 3-5-2 with Manchester City begins Foden at the False-9 position. The Stadium looks like an ocean with different shades of blue.

5 pm: KICK OFF! Chelsea starts from right to left with the visitor City on the other end.

4:55 pm: Five minutes to kick off!

Both teams ready to take on in a replay fixture of the UEFA Champions League as the players walk out of the tunnel

German National team coach Hansi Flick in the stadium to watch over his possible recruits for the 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup.

4:45 pm: Thomas Tuchel, talking to the media, says Thiago Silva had some issues in practice the previous day, otherwise, he would have started.

The Brazilian scored the opening goal in Chelsea's last Premier League win against Spurs.

Pep Guardiola again underlines his team's need for a proper striker, but also says his team can win the league and score many goals with the line-up that he had.

4:35 pm: 25 Minutes to Kick off!

Thomas Tuchel has won his last three matches against Pep Guardiola while the Spanish manager has never lost four games in a row in the Premier League. Who will have an upper hand here?

Keep following this space for live updates.

4:30 pm: Half an hour to kick off! Both the Manchester clubs get into action today with Manchester United going up against Aston Villa at the Theatre of Dreams, the Old Trafford Stadium.

Along with, Everton, which lost James Rodriguez to Qatari club Al Rayaan, goes up against Norwich.

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A host of action packed Premier League matches today.


4:07 pm: Close to an hour left for the match. Kevin De Bruyne, who was yet to start for Manchester City in the league this season is on the team sheet finally.

The Belgian wizard has been subbed on twice before this game in the Premier League. Both the times, Manchester City has failed to secure a win.


Chelsea Starting XI: Mendy(GK), Rudiger, Christensen, Kovacic, Werner, James, Azpilicueta (C), Alonso, Kante, Lukaku, Jorginho


Manchester City XI: Ederson (GK), Walker, Ruben Dias (C), Jesus, Grealish, Laporte, Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Cancelo, Foden

Match Preview

European champion Chelsea takes on Premier League title holder Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday in a re-match of last season's Champions League final.

When Chelsea triumphed in Porto against Pep Guardiola's team in May, the result was considered an upset with City heavily backed to win its first Champions League.

But four months later, Thomas Tuchel's West London side find themselves many pundits' favourites to win the domestic title after a hugely impressive start to the campaign.

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Chelsea has won four of its opening five matches with a draw coming after a 10-man rearguard action against Liverpool at Anfield which earned as many plaudits as its victories.

It also has a 100% record against City since Tuchel took charge at Stamford Bridge in late January -- winning in the FA Cup, the Premier League and the Champions League final.

City's start has seen it lose at Tottenham Hotspur, with a draw at home to Southampton last week leaving it three points off the leading trio - Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.

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Romelu Lukaku's arrival from Inter Milan for 97 million pounds ($132.67 million) has given Chelsea an extra dimension it lacked last season - a scoring threat ahead of its creative midfielders, unmatched defensive midfield and solid back-line.

City failed in its bid to sign an out-and-out striker in the form of Spurs' Harry Kane and Guardiola's team have yet to truly display the kind of fluent, attacking football for which it has been known under the Spaniard's charge.