Chelsea vs Manchester City highlights: De Bruyne, Foden, Gundogan guide Man City to 3-1 win

Premier League 2020-21, Man City vs CHE: Catch the football score updates and highlights between Chelsea and Manchester United from Stamford Bridge.

Updated : Jan 04, 2021 00:07 IST

Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge
Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge

Phil Foden of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their side's second goal during the Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge

In the end, it's finished CHELSEA 1-3 MAN CITY


That's all for today. Thank you for joining us. Until next time, it's goodbye. CIAO

With this win, it climbs to 5th in the points table, tied with Tottenham on points but with a game in hand.

City rings in the new year in grand fashion. Completes a 3-1 rout of Chelsea to extend its unbeaten run in all competitions to 11.

PEEP! PEEP! PEEP! FULL-TIME!That was the last action of the game!

GOALLL!!! JUST LIKE THE ARSENAL GAME, CHELSEA NETS A REALLLLY LATE CONSOLATION GOAL. Callum Hudson-Odoi gets to the end of a brilliant pass from Havertz, who put in an inviting cross to the far post from the left flank. Odoi gets head of Zinchenko and nets the ball on the slide.

2 minutes added to the final half.


83' CORNER! De Bruyne's free-kicks deflects off the wall for a corner.

83' FOUL! Right outside the box as Sterling, looking to go through on goal after cutting in from the right, is stopped in his tracks by Silva. De Bruyne stands over the dead ball.


76' Werner cuts in from the left but has Stones breathing down his neck. Eventually, the City player forces the German out of bounds without making a meal out of it.

75' SUBSTITUTION FOR CITY: First of the day. IN- Fernandinho | OUT- Gundogan

66' CLOSE! City break down the right with Sterling's bursting forward. Just before KDB can get to the end of Sterling's cross into the box, Mendy charges off his line to pouch it.

63' SUBSTITUTIONS FOR CHELSEA- IN- Billy Gilmour, Callum Hudson-Odoi | OUT- Ziyech, Kante

62' WIDE FROM KDB! Relentless City continues to ask questions, when not scoring. KDB's curler from teh edge of the are drifts wide of the far corner.

61' BLOCKED! Attack after attack after attack! Gundogan's pass from the edge of the box on the left is met by Silva, who's shot is blocked by Chilwell. City ruling the roost completely.

59' Chelsea dominating possession but it's of no use if they can't even get to the final third. As I type, Gundogan charges down the centre. The ball is stolen off him but De Bruyne wins it back. City with a patient build-up.

54' WHAT A SAVE FROM MENDY!! From the spot, De Bruyne lifts the to the far post Rodri beats Ziyech and Mount to meet the ball with his head in space. His header, from three yards out, is parried over by Mendy.

53' YELLOW FOR KANTE! Sterling beats Kante and the Frenchman, in an attempt to catch up with him, brings him down.

51' CITY CONTINUES TO ATTACK! Rodri wins the ball high up in the field and sets up Foden, who zips down the left wing. He drills in a flat cross and it is too quick for Sterling to get to on time.

50' SAVED! Foden picks out KDB at the edge of the box from the left. The Belgian goes for goal from his weaker foot and Mendy manages to save it comfortably in the end.

49' Stones with a through ball down the centre and it is met by KDB at the halfway line. He tries to set up Sterling, but Kovacic takes advantage of the cramped up KDB and steal the ball off him.

46' Chelsea sets the ball rolling.



At the halfway stage, City leads Chelsea 3-0.

Boy, City is a happy camp heading into the break. Chelsea, on the other hand, is probably thankful that this is half is over. City has absolutely bossed the first half and could have easily scored at least 2-3 more.


45+2' SAVE! A looping header from Azpilicueta is pouched comfortably by Steffen.

45+1' YELLOW CARD! First of the night is awarded to Pulisic. He is booked for a lunge on Cancelo. Just pure frustration from the Blues.

2 minutes have been added to the first half.

44' CITY COME CLOSE AGAIN! Sterling drives through the centre and clips it to de Bruyne close to him on the left. The Belgian then plays it quickly to Gundogan, whose flick drags wide of the far post.

37' ALMOST A FOURTH!  A barrage of attempts on goal from the visitors. Silva's cross from the right finds Foden unmarked and in space. Yet, Foden heads the ball over.

Coming to the goal, Chelsea won a free-kick on the left. The delivery was headed away to Kante, who tried to play the ball back into play. But the ball fell to De Bruyne, who set Sterling free from the halfway line. Kante chased him and forced Sterling to go left. The Englishman went too deep and waited for help to arrive. But other City payers were marked, at least at this point. So, he turned back and went for a curling shot towards the far, right post. The ball ricocheted off the crossbar and fell at the feet of KDB, who eventually slotted the ball safely.

33' GOOOALLL!!! MACHESTER CITY HAS GONE BERSERK AS KEVIN DE BRUYNE MAKES IT 3-0!! Pure comedy from Chelsea! What a disappointing way to concede!! I wouldn't be looking at Lampard if I were a Chelsea player .

30' BLOCKED! BLOCKED AGAIN! Zouma makes two crucial blocks. Denies Silva and Gundogan in quick succession.

27' BLAZED OVER! What was that? The move started with Gundogan feeding KDB, who sets Foden free in the left channel with a smart flick pass. The England international then sends a cross into the box from deep and finds Cancelo at the far post. Joao threw the kitchen sink at it, as his powerful attempt flies away over goal.

23' SAVED! Mendy saves a low drive from Bernardo Silva.

Coming to the goal, it was just another KDB masterclass. He makes a brilliant run into the centre from the left and looks to set Foden free. But Thiago Silva gets in the way and clears the ball with a slide tackle. However, the ball falls back to de Bruyne, who puts in a low cross from the byline and Foden flicks it past Mendy at the near off his left from from a tight angle.


Coming to the goal, Zinchenko  fizzles a quick pass to Foden from the flank. The youngster then controls the ball well and pokes it to Gundogan at the edge of the box. He takes a touch to his right, takes it away from Silva, and curls the ball past Mendy into the left post. BEAUTIFUL FINISH


16' CHANCE!!!! KDB inches away from opening the scoring. Cancelo, from 35 yards out on the right, threads a lovely through ball to de Bruyne, who beats his marker easily and goes for the far, left post. But the ball spins away for a Chelsea goal kick.

Numerous replays of the Rodri challenge say that it was a definite foul. Rodri got his foot in front of Werner but didn't make contact with the ball. WELL, WHAT'S DONE IS DONE!

12' PERILOUS! NO PENALTY! Werner, from the edge of the box, looks to go through to goal. Rodri charges from behind and his challenge ends in Werner going down. But no penalty given, even after a VAR check.

9' Positive start from Chelsea. First, Werner fights his way out of a double block to thread the ball to Mount, who plays to Ziyech on his right. Ziyech's cross from the right wing is cleared but his fed again soon after. This time, his delivery is a tad heavy as the ball soars over Pulisic for City's goalkick.

6' CORNER FOR CHELSEA! Mount tips it Ziyech from the spot and the shot is deflected for a corner. Another corner for Chelsea. Mount swings it in but the ball is cleared away. Nothing comes off this corner either.

4' WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE? Chelsea awarded an indirect free-kick after debutant Zack Steffen makes a shocking mistake by catching a back pass.

3' Chilwell looks to square it deep from the left flank, but he is closed down on by Silva and Cancelo.

Zinchenko gets his first PL start this season.

Chelsea unbeaten in its last 11 games at home. But has only taken 8 of the available 21 points home and away.

1' Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne gets the match underway!


Players take a knee

City lines up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Chelsea out with 4-3-3

There is a minute-long applause for former Chelsea manager Tommy Docherty, who died aged 92 on New Year’s Eve.

The players are out on the pitch! Man City walk out first. City goalkeeper Steffen is making his EPL debut.

Out comes the home team, Chelsea!


Chelsea beat Man City 2-0 (June, 2020)

Goals from Pulisic and Willian


Played: 155 |Chelsea: 68 | Man City: 58 | Draws: 29

-> Chelsea has only won one of its last six matches in all competitions.

- > Man City is currently on an unbeaten streak of 10 matches across all competitions.


Chelsea: 6TH (16-P| 7-W| 5-D| 4-L| POINTS-26)

Man City: 8TH (14-P| 7-W| 5-D| 2-L| POINTS-26)

Starting XIs are out:

CHELSEA : Mendy, Azpilicueta, K. Zouma, T. Silva, B. Chilwell, Kovacic, N. Kante, M. Mount, Ziyech, Werner, Pulisic

MAN CITY: Steffen, Cancelo, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Hernandez, Silva, De Bruyne, Foden, Sterling



Chelsea in EPL:  WLLWLD
Chelsea in all competitions:  DLLWLD

Manchester City in EPL : WWDDWW
Manchester City in all competitions:  WDDWWW


Chelsea manager Frank Lampard says his side's preparations for Sunday's Premier League clash against Manchester City will go ahead as planned despite fresh COVID-19 cases at both clubs this week.

City's match against Everton was postponed on Monday after multiple positive cases for the coronavirus at the club.

The first-team squad was able to resume training on Wednesday only after the entire staff in the bubble returned negative COVID-19 tests.

"I've been given the chances of the game being postponed. At the moment the game is on," Lampard told a news conference on Friday.

"We know that Manchester City have had some (COVID-19) positives at their training ground," he added.

Football in 2020: Highlights of the coronavirus-hit year

City manager Pep Guardiola confirmed five players are currently self-isolating due to COVID-19, while Lampard revealed two positive cases in the Chelsea camp.

"We've had a couple ourselves but not on the playing staff and that's the current situation," he added.

The United Kingdom has had more than 2.4 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and recorded over 73,500 deaths.

The country is battling a new variant of the virus and Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered millions more people to live under the strictest restrictions from Thursday to curb its spread after case numbers rose sharply in the last two weeks.


When asked if his players have any concerns about playing this weekend, Lampard said: "We feel as safe as the general public. We're in a protective environment - certainly in the workplace. We're now tested twice a week, which is important.

"I think safety and security is paramount, trying to keep the nation's spirits up. We enjoy watching our football but safety is important."

Lampard confirmed defender Reece James has been ruled out for the weekend with a muscle injury but winger Hakim Ziyech has returned to training after recovering from a hamstring issue.

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