Man City vs Chelsea: The Premier League match between Man City and Chelsea is taking place on Saturday, January 15 at 06:15 PM Nepali time.
The Premier League season kicks off on Saturday with a highly anticipated top-of-the-table clash between Manchester City and Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s men are currently 10 points ahead of their next opponents in the standings, with another defeat for the Blues making a title challenge seem impossible.
When even Pep Guardiola admits that his team should have finished second on the day, Man City was certainly counting their lucky stars against Arsenal, who ultimately lost 2-1 in a contentious match on New Year’s Day.
Riyad Mahrez and Rodri’s goals canceled out Bukayo Saka’s first-half opener as Mikel Arteta fell to his former master once more, and while the champions surprised some by fielding an incredibly strong team for the FA Cup amid a COVID-19 cluster, it ensured City’s progress with a 4-1 victory over Swindon Town last Friday.
The win over Ben Garner’s side was Man City’s seventh in a row across all competitions as the Premier League table-toppers look to extend their lead at the top, and the returning Etihad faithful should be in for a treat for their first home game of 2022. Man City vs Chelsea
Guardiola’s relentless crop has come up trumps in each of their last seven home games across all tournaments, including each of their last five in the Premier League, and despite playing without a recognized striker for much of the season, City has averaged at least three goals per Premier League game at the Etihad.
The reigning champions have an 11-game winning streak in the Premier League, but they can take nothing for granted against title-challenging opponents who have been buoyed by reaching a mid-season cup final.
Antonio Conte was devoid of sentimentality as he reunited with former club Chelsea for the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final on Wednesday, as the Blues prevailed in North London to advance to the final.
The decision to replace Hugo Lloris with Pierluigi Gollini did not go down well with Spurs fans, and it was a decision that ultimately did not pay off, as the Italian failed to meet Mason Mount’s corner and Antonio Rudiger headed home to ensure a 3-0 aggregate victory.
The Blues have a chance to win the Premier League against either Liverpool or Arsenal next month, but keeping their fading title hopes alive is the priority for Thomas Tuchel’s side, who are at risk of falling 13 points behind City if they lose at the Etihad.
The Blues could also finish third if Liverpool beat Brentford the following day, but they have excelled away from home amid a string of Stamford Bridge stalemates, winning six of their last eight top-flight games on rival turf and conceding a league-low six goals.
Man City won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge earlier this season thanks to Gabriel Jesus, but the champions haven’t done the double over Chelsea since the 2017-18 season when they won 2-1 at the Etihad.
West Man City vs Chelsea Nepal time
|Game||Man City vs Chelsea|
|Date||Saturday, January 15|
|Time||06:15 PM NST (Nepal Time)|