Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea Highlights: Alvarez, Mahrez score in Round 3 of Carabao Cup

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Read live updates of the MCI vs CHE Carabao Cup Round 3 match, being played at the Manchester City Stadium in Manchester, England.

Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez celebrates scoring its second goal.

Manchester City’s Julian Alvarez celebrates scoring its second goal. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Read live updates of the MCI vs CHE Carabao Cup Round 3 match, being played at the Manchester City Stadium in Manchester, England.

Full Time! MCI 2-0 CHE
Two quickfire goals by Manchester City secured the win for Guardiola’s side, against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup, ensuring its place in Round 4.
90’

Off-side! Confusion in the City box with Ake almost conceding an own goal and as the ball finally rattles the net, the linesman raises his flag.

Double yellow card!
Grealish and Azpiliceuta get into a scuffle after a rash challenge by the Spaniard. The referee makes peace between the players and books both of them.
88’

Chance! Chelsea gets a corner kick, which sees the ball finally fall for Mount, who tries a low curler into the net. However, the ball rifles off-target.

85’

Chance! Azpilicueta crosses a ball from the right, but Pulisic, though getting to it, fails to keep it on target as Chelsea loses another opportunity to get a goal back.

83’

Chelsea trying to attack on the counter, with Havertz making a run into the final third, but his cross fails to find Sterling, who was marked well by Ake to deny a goal through combination play

82’

Grealish delivers a diagonal cross for Gomez along the left flank, but Gomez is closed down by Loftus-Cheek as City looks to be comfortably sitting in its own half.

78’ Change for Manchester City!
In: Nathan Ake, Out: Aymeric Laporte
77’

Alvarez is ruled off-side as Manchester City continues to push bodies ahead, trying to find the assurance goal, trying to put the contest to bed.

Change for Chelsea!
In: Kai Havertz, Out: Lewis Hall
74’

Save! Chelsea goes in attack, with Pulisic at the end of it. But his shot is saved by a brilliant reflex save by Ortega. However, the USA forward was already off-side.

172’

Raheem Sterling will look to get something on his return to his former club, but by the shape of things at the moment, Chelsea would be out.

69’ Quadruple change for Chelsea
In: Azpiliceuta, Gallagher, Mount, Sterling, Out: Chalobah, Zakaria, Broja, Ziyech
67’

Block! Grealish makes a great run into the Chelsea box, dribbling past the Blue shirts and shoots. But Koulibaly gets his body on line to deny the forward a goal.

63’

Save! Ziyech delivers a great ball for Hall and the youngster connects perfectly with his right foot, but Ortega makes another save to ensure City continues to strive for a clean sheet.

60’

Save! Mendy gets down to save an effort from Palmer. Guardiola’s City is looking for more against Chelsea in this Carabao fixture at home.

58’ GOAL! Manchester City doubles its lead
Manchester City attacks on the counter with Mahrez getting the ball in the box. He turns and shoots with his left foot, which, stopped by Mendy, falls for Alvarez, who taps it in for City’s second of the night.
53’ GOAL! Mahrez puts City ahead
Riyad Mahrez scores for Manchester City with a brilliant left-footed free kick that rattles the net and Mendy, who had made two good saves before it, is finally beaten.
Double Change for Manchester City!
In: Bernardo Silva, Kalvin Phillips, Out: Gundogan, Rodri
48’

City goes in an attack, with Alvarez passing to Mahrez, but Cucurella tracks back on time to get back the ball on time, with the Algerian going to the ground.

Second half begins!
Another 45 minutes to find a result in the match. It has to be kept in mind that in case of a draw at the end of 90 minutes, the match will go into a penalty shootout.
Half-Time! MCI 0-0 CHE
Three good save by Ortega and one by Mendy on either end of this exciting contest has kept the scores locked at 0-0 at the midway mark, at the Manchester City Stadium.
Another save by Ortega!
Hall receives the ball from Pulisic and beats Lewis and shoots on target. Ortega closes goes to the ground with a full split, making a good save and denying another goal for Chelsea.
Save! Mendy denies Grealish a goal
Gundogan releases Grealish and then passes to him. The forward, turns and shoots with his right foot, but Mendy makes a good save to keep the scores locked at 0-0.
40’

Rodri wins the ball from Chelsea, passes to Grealish, who failing to get bast the blue wall, gets it back to the midfield

37’

Broja and Pulisic combine for a Chelsea attack, where the latter passes to Pulisic and the USA international dribbles into the box. However, he fails to get past Ruben Dias as City stop the attack.

33’

Chelsea’s long ball tactic sees Hall delivers another one from the right for Ziyeck along the left flank, but Laporte makes a great run to get to it first and kick the ball out of play for a throw-in

32’

Sweeper keeper Ortega! Hall tries to start an attack from the Chelsea half with a long ball with Broja sprinting to get to it, but Ortega gets out of the City box, clearing it out of danger.

29’ Alvarez’s shot just wide!
Gundogan feeds in a brilliant ball from the midfield for Alvarez, who turns and shoots, beating Mendy. However, the ball goes just wide. Chelsea’s defence was beaten. But so was the goal.
26’

Man City tries another attack, with Grealish at the end of it, but a number of blue shirts surround him as the final shot goes wide.

23’ Another save from Ortega!
Pulisic makes a run up the pitch and strikes between Dias and Laporte. Ortega makes a good save punching the ball away for a corner kick
21’

Manchester City a number of men forward and Gundogan tries a shot from outside the box after the ball falls for him and after a defection off Chelsea’s defence, it lands in the gloves of Mendy.

19’

Shot! Grealish, Mahrez and Gundogan get together for the free kick and the German takes it. The ball flies over the net as the Chelsea goalie remained unmoved.

18’

Yellow Card! Grealish tries to barge into Chelsea’s box again and Koulibaly’s firm challenge brings him down as the Senegal international gets the first booking of the match.

13’ Save! First chance for Chelsea saved by Ortega
Chelsea carries the ball into the City box with Loftus-Cheek carrying the ball along the right flank as he passes it to Pulisic, who steers the ball on target. However, Ortega makes a good save with his leg.
9’

Chance for Manchester City! Alvarez gets the ball in the Chelsea box and shoots on target as the ball is saved for a corner kick. Yet again Chelsea escape a chance with astute defending by Koulibaly at the back.

8’

Shot! Broja gets the ball in the midfield, beats one defender and shoots between two defenders, just off-target.

6’

Gomez and Grealish get together for another attack this time, with the latter passing it to Gomez, but the final shot is deflected away off Koulibaly. The corner kick, taken by Grealish is headed away.

4’

Chance! Mahrez draws Chelsea defenders to himself releasing Grealish, who gets the ball and makes a run into the Chelsea box, but fails to breach the blue wall as City gets a corner eventually.

2’

Off-side! Grealish makes an early run in the Chelsea final third and the linesman raises the flag for an offside as City tries to press early.

Kick Off!
The Carabao Cup between Manchester City and Chelsea is underway. Chelsea, in blue, starts from right to left, while Man City, in its home kit, starts from the other side.
Minutes to kick-off!
The players are out of the tunnel and the stage is set for an exiting clash between Manchester City and Chelsea.
1:00 am: Sterling’s homecoming
The fixture between the two teams will see Raheem Sterling return to his former Club for the first time since completing a move to West London in the summer. Sterling slotted home the winning penalty in that showdown at Wembley, three years ago as City made it back-to-back victories. This time, however, he starts from the bench for the Blues.
12:45 am: Halaand, De Bruyne benched
Pep Guardiola has decided to rest his key first-team players Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, allowing younger players like Rico Lewis and Julian Alvarez to take over. Both had scored in the Champions League match against Sevilla.
Starting Lineups:
Man City: Ortega Moreno (GK), Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Rodrigo, Gundogan (C), Palmer, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez
Chelsea: Mendy (GK), Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella , Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic (C), Zakaria, Ziyech, Hall, Broja, Pulisic

Manchester City will face Chelsea in Round 3 of the Carabao Cup as it looks to forget its loss in the final in the 2021-22 final against Liverpool, at the Manchester City Stadium on Wednesday.

Pep Guardiola’s side has not had an extremely attacking run-up to the match, but it has done enough to secure four wins in its last five matches. The team, however, has one of the most feared strikers in its side - Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian has 23 goals and three assists in 17 games for the Cityzens and is expected to lead the attack against Graham Potter’s Chelsea.

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Chelsea, on the other hand, will look to make a comeback following a defeat to Arsenal at home. Potter’s side has shown glimpses of hope in the Champions League, with wins to Salzburg and Dinamo Zagreb, but its last Premier League win came mid-October, in a 2-0 away win against Aston Villa.

The Blues’ manager has restored faith in forward Raheem Sterling, “Players go through moments in their career when it isn’t so positive and sometimes everything they touch is gold. I don’t think you can zoom in to the individual. The team is not functioning as I would like,” he told the press.

“That has an impact on the individuals and Raheem is an individual within the team. The work for us is to try to improve the team and the structures. I have no doubts about Raheem’s quality and ability. He is a proven top player.”

Head-to-Head

Since September 2010, Manchester City and Chelsea have clashed 34 times and Man City has won 18 times, while Chelsea has won 12 matches and the remaining four games have been draws.

Last five meetings:

  • ⦿ Man City 1-0 Chelsea (Premier League)
  • ⦿ Chelsea 0-1 Man City (Premier League)
  • ⦿ Man City 0-1 Chelsea (Champions League)
  • ⦿ Man City 1-2 Chelsea (Premier League)
  • ⦿ Chelsea 1-0 Man City (FA Cup)

Form Guide

Manchester City is unbeaten in its last five matches, with four wins and one draw, while Chelsea has two wins in its last five matches.

Man City’s last five matches:

  • ⦿ Man City 2-1 Fulham
  • ⦿ Man City 3-1 Sevilla
  • ⦿ Leicester City 0-1 Man City
  • ⦿ Dortmund 0-0 Man City
  • ⦿ Man City 3-1 Brighton

Chelsea’s last five matches:

  • ⦿ Chelsea 0-1 Arsenal
  • ⦿ Chelsea 2-1 Dinamo Zagreb
  • ⦿ Brighton 4-1 Chelsea
  • ⦿ Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea
  • ⦿ Chelsea 1-1 Manchester United
Predicted lineups:
Manchester City: Ederson (GK) - Stones, Akani, Dias, Cancelo - De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan - Bernardo, Haaland, Foden
Chelsea: Mendy (GK) - Azpiliceuta, Chalobah, Silva, Cucurella - Mount, Jorginho, Kovacic - Sterling, Havertz, Aubameyang
When and where will Man City vs Chelsea be played?
The Carabao Cup fixture between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played at the Manchester City Stadium in Manchester, England.
Where can I watch Man City vs Chelsea?
Manchester City vs Chelsea will not be live telecast on TV, in India.
Where can I live stream Manchester City vs Chelsea?
The Carabao Cup fixture between Manchester City and Chelsea will be live streamed on Voot and JioTV.
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