Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Free stream, TV channel, team news as James hobbles off to be replaced by Silva for Blues

Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Free stream, TV channel, team news as James hobbles off to be replaced by Silva for Blues

September 25, 2021

CHELSEA are taking on Manchester City in a replay of last season's Champions League final.

The Blues are on fire this season and haven't conceded a goal in open play in the Premier League, while City have dropped four points.

And now the pair will face off again in another important game to stake their bragging rights.

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  • Kick-off time: 12.30pm
  • TV channel: BT Sport 1
  • Live stream: BT Sport app and website
  • Chelsea team: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, James, Kante, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Lukaku, Werner.
  • Manchester City team: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Laporte, Joao Cancelo, De Bruyne, Rodri, Foden, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Grealish.

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  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    73. The dynamic duo of Jack Grealish and Joao Cancelo are causing Chelsea's right hand side all kinds of problems.

    Grealish slid in Cancelo this time allowing the Portuguese to get a dangerous cross in the box,

    However this time, it was to no avail because Mendy read the danger well and caught the ball.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    69. RUBEN DIAS, TAKE A BOW SON!

    Phil Foden was pick pocketed by Mateo Kovacic which allowed the Croatian to have a clear shot on goal.

    But shortly after came the outstretched leg of Ruben Dias to stop Kovacics' shot causing any damage.

  • Nyle Smith

    GABRIEL THE GREAT

    The moment which currently separates the two sides.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    67. This game is literally end-to-end, I can't catch my breath.

    Grealish broke in behind the lines before squaring it to Kevin De Bruyne.

    But again his shot was blocked to deny the Belgian from putting his side 2-0 up.

    Earlier on it was Chelsea hitting City on the counter but now the roles have been reversed.

    Crazy stuff.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    65. Marcos Alonso steps up and….

    Straight into the wall, so disappointing.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    64. Right, Romelu Lukaku has just won a free-kick on the edge of the 18-yard-box in a dangerous position poised for a left footer to bend one in.

    Who will step up?

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    63. Lukaku had the ball in the back of the net but it was quickly ruled out for offside.

    I still don't understand why they take so long to put their flag up.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    61. OFF THE LINE, MY GOODNESS WHAT A BLOCK!

    Joao Cancelo put in a teasing cross but Mendy got fingertips to push it out.

    Only for the ball to fall to the feet of Kevin De Bruyne who thought his shot was going in until great defending from Thiago Silva cleared it off the line.

    How that didn't go in I don't know.

  • Nyle Smith

    CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

    60. Roll of the dice for Thomas Tuchel as he tries to get his side back on level terms.

    • N'Golo Kante – OFF
    • Kai Havetz – ON

    The man who won the Champions League for Chelsea is hoping to save the day again.

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

      58. The game has suddenly opened up now which is perfect for the neutrals but nail biting for both sets of fans.

      This is the game we all expected.

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

      57. WHAT A SAVE MENDY!

      Jack Grealish somehow managed to shift the ball onto his right foot from an acute angle before getting a shot off.

      But the fingertips of Mendy pushed the ball round for Manchester City's 11th corner kick of the game.

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

      56. I THOUGHT HE WAS IN!

      Mateo Kovacic played a delightful ball through to Timo Werner but Ederson was quick off his line as usual to collect the ball.

       

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

      53. The visitors played some intricate football on the edge of Chelsea's box before the ball landed to the feet of Gabriel Jesus.

      The Brazilian controlled it with his back to goal, swiveled and took a shot which deflected past Eduoard Mendy.

      It was a lucky strike but City have deserved it and the one good omen for the Cityzens is that whenever Jesus has scored in the Premier League, they have never lost a game.

    • Nyle Smith

      GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL!

      MANCHESTER CITY HAVE FINALLY GOT THE BREAKTHROUGH!

      AND IT'S GABRIEL JESUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

      CHELSEA 0-1 MAN CITY

       

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-0 MAN CITY

      49. That's what we love to see, a bit of passion!

      Cesar Azpilicueta came in with a physical challenge on Jack Grealish which was a foul in the end but it showed a bit of fight.

      Grealish then decided to give the Chelsea skipper a piggy back when getting to his feet.

      That was hilarious I must admit.

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-0 MAN CITY

      47. OOOOOO THAT WAS CLOSE!

      The visitors have picked up from where they left off with positive play going forwards.

      Jack Grealish found himself in his usual position of cutting in from the left hand side before bending a shot goalwards.

      But thankfully for Mendy and co the shot went wide of the mark.

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-0 MAN CITY

      45. No changes to tell you about after the interval but hopefully they'll be a change in the attempts on target.

    • Nyle Smith

      FINALLY!

      WE’RE BACK UNDER-WAY AT THE BRIDGE

    • Nyle Smith

      FIRST 45 STATS

      Just to illustrate Manchester City's dominance in that first half, they had 67% possession to Chelsea's 33%.

      And 347 passes to the home side's 175.

      But if you look above and below those statistics, you will see a lot of zero's which doesn't look good.

    • Nyle Smith

      OPENING HALF SUMMARY

      It's not been the explosive blockbuster of a game that was expected so far but with the superstars on display, things can change in an instance.

      From what I can remember, bar Gabriel Jesus' swipe at goal, there hasn't been any clear cut chances from either side.

      As a matter of fact, there hasn't been a single shot on target which by these sides standards, is very poor.

      The one positive that Pep can take from his side is their dominance in possession play but it means nothing without a goal.

      Let's not panic people, we still have a whole 45 minutes to go.

    • Nyle Smith

      HALF TIME

      Nothing to separate the teams in the first half, so we go into the break as you were.

    • Nyle Smith

      PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

      WOW 45 MINUTES IS UP ALREADY?!

      THE REF HAS BLOWN FOR HALF-TIME PEOPLE!

      HT: CHELSEA 0-0 MAN CITY

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-0 MAN CITY

      45+2. World class Antonio Rudiger, fantastic defending.

      Jack Grealish floated a ball into the Chelsea box which looked destined for the head of Gabriel Jesus.

      But Rudiger got his body in the way and just allowed to the ball to go out of play for a goal kick.

    • Nyle Smith

      TWO MINUTES ADDED TIME

    • Nyle Smith

      CHELSEA 0-0 MAN CITY

      43. No Werner, you have got to do better!

      Had Timo Werner picked out the right pass for his strike partner Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian talisman would have been in.

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