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15:02

The Blues are immediately more offensive and open up space for City. On the one hand, De Bruyne can’t get the ball through to Sterlin and on the other hand, Timo Werner is easily crossed.

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15:01

The Blues almost respond when Azpilicueta gets a long diagonal pass from the right side of the box and plays the first contact back into the centre. Timo Werner is lurking there, but the German fails with his volley on Stones’ stomach!

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14:58

Tooor for Manchester City, 1-0 through Kevin De Bruyne

Chelsea make a move and Kevin De Bruyne responds with a stroke of genius! The Belgian drives the ball past Kanté in midfield, pulls into the middle, loses his pace, but then simply flicks the ball into the right corner! Kepa has absolutely no chance, brilliant goal!

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Timo Werner

Substitution at Chelsea FC: Timo Werner

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14:57

Christian Pulisic

Christian Pulišić comes off the bench at Chelsea FC

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14:57

Callum Hudson-Odoi

Callum Hudson-Odoi comes on at Chelsea FC

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14:57

Hakim Ziyech

Hakim Ziyech comes off the bench at Chelsea FC

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14:57

Now City is back. Sterling shoots right in the penalty area. In the centre, Foden would like to put his foot in, but the ball rolls just wide of the left post untouched!

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14:55

Zyiech hits a corner kick in front of the goal and of course looks for Lukaku. The striker is surrounded by three defenders and loses the duel in the center.

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14:52

De Bruyne is ready again and this time he shoots directly from the inside left position. The ball flies clean over the wall, but Kepa watches and punches it away.

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14:51

Next free kick for Manchester as Grealish goes down very easily against Azpilicueta. City is lucky there.

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14:50

Citizens are looking for space on the right side. The ball lands at Bernardo Silva via Foden and Sterling, but there are too many legs involved. His flank is blocked.

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14:47

Little is left of the enthusiasm that Chelsea showed at the beginning of the second half. Now the Citizens are exerting pressure again and are looking for the gap.

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14:43

A penalty is in the room and Craig Pawson actually whistles, but there was an offside position beforehand, which saves Chelsea at that moment!

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14:41

Kyle Walker is fouled right in front of the opponent’s penalty area. De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva set up the ball in a half-right position. The distance is pretty much 20 meters and De Bruny executes it. Instead of shooting, the Belgian crosses straight into Kepa’s arms.

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14:40

A cross rushes through the guests’ penalty area from the left, but nobody can reach it. City wants to regain control.

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14:38

Next opportunity for the blues who are now bolder and more active. The ball lands at Marcos Alonso and the full-back shoots immediately from 20 meters. The leather whizzes over the crossbar.

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14:35

Now Lukaku is done! Kovačić sends the striker in steeply, who, under pressure from a defender, takes a powerful shot, but fails because of Ederson’s quick reaction! Zyiech stays in the action but takes too long to process the ball. So he shoots over the goal a little later.

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14:35

Dangerous cross to Sterling, who narrowly misses the ball on the five! His team-mates demand a penalty, but there are no protests from the Englishman himself.

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14:34

The Etihad continues without a change. Can City convert their superiority into goals or will Chelsea become stronger?

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14:33

Kick-off 2nd half

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14:20

Mid-term conclusion:
Manchester City and Chelsea London go goalless at the break. The Citizens have dominated this game up to this point against extremely defensive Londoners. However, Manchester hardly created any chances. It is all the more annoying for Pep Guardiola’s team that Grealish missed the best chance after a mistake by Kovačić and failed because of the great reaction of Kepa. Far too little has come from Chelsea up to this point. Ederson didn’t have to parry a single shot. Accordingly, Tuchel should heat up his players properly in the half-time speech.

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14:16

Official stoppage time (minutes): 1

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14:15

Grealish gets the ball past Rüdiger on the left in the penalty area and plays it to De Bruyne in the back. He has to put the ball quite far to the left before he takes a powerful shot and lifts the leather over the bar!

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14:10

Kepa saves against Grealish! Before that, Kovačić wants to play across to Rüdiger in front of his own penalty area when suddenly Grealish splashes in between. Immediately, Kepa rushes out of goal to close the angle and blocks the England international’s shot with his left thigh!

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14:10

Now there is a chance for De Bruyne, who starts offside but is not called back. The Belgian looks for Foden with the cross, but Rüdiger clears in front of the Briton. Then the flag goes up.

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14:07

The biggest problem with the Skyblues right now is that they surprise themselves a little when they break through. So Foden crosses into a completely deserted penalty area after shaking off three defenders on the left.

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14:02

Mateo Kovacic

Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea FC) is shown a yellow card.

City wins the ball after a CFC throw-in, allowing Bernardo Silva to pick up the pace. Kovačić immediately intervened and tackled the Portuguese from behind.

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14:00

The Londoners win the ball again and can switch, but Christian Pulišić takes too long on the right. The ball bounces somewhat randomly to Azpilicueta, but his back pass to the American is flagged for offside.

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13:57

From the outside, Tuchel indicates that his players should move out from behind, but City don’t give them a chance!

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13:56

It’s getting tighter for Chelsea! João Cancelo advances to the baseline on the left and plays flat and sharply into the centre. Rüdiger clears when falling.

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13:55

Grealish gets some space on the left and plays past Rüdiger to De Bruyne. He has an acute angle and Thiago Silva in front of him and therefore few opportunities. So he shoots directly and fails at Kepa, who covers the near post.

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13:53

Zyiech hits the first Chelsea cross of the game, but Laporte gets the ball ahead of Lukaku.

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13:52

The Citizens’ next attack ends abruptly when Rüdiger slides his body between the ball and Grealish and pulls a foul.

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1:48 p.m

Again Sterling breaks through two defenders before Sarr can set the tackle at the last moment.

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1:47 p.m

So far, Chelsea have only switched to counterattacking, while City are looking for gaps in the dense defense network.

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1:45 p.m

John Stones headed in from the far post from a corner from the left, but nodded the ball straight into Kepa’s arms. That was a really good chance.

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13:44

De Bruyne can just hold a long pass behind the chain on the baseline and spy into the center, where the Londoners close down.

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13:42

Suddenly there’s a chance for the blues! Laporte goes down against Lukaku too early, allowing the Belgian to run freely towards the penalty area. There he wants to serve Zyiech, but plays the ball a toe too far and Zyiech was also offside. That’s the chance.

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13:41

Chelsea is very deep and then wants to free themselves playfully. At some point the pressure becomes too great, so that Rüdiger knocks the leather away.

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13:39

Malang Sarr clears the free kick due to the right of the penalty area with a head in the centre.

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13:38

Marcos Alonso

Yellow card for Marcos Alonso (Chelsea FC)

Unfortunate yellow card for Alonso, who lost the duel against Sterling at left back and put in a lot of arm use, accidentally hitting Sterling in the heel. In the end he sees yellow.

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13:36

Suddenly, Laporte slams the ball down Grealish’s barrel, causing Kepa to run out of the box. The goalkeeper hits the ball with his knee and kicks it against Azpilicueta, who is running with him. Luckily for the Blues, the ball bounces off the Spaniard into the goal instead of at Grealish’s feet.

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Guests get a lot of possession during the first few seconds. Azpilicueta is sent diagonally to the right, but starts just offside.

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13:31

Chelsea toasts. The Kogel rolls in Manchester. Let the wild ride begin!

13:27

The teams gather in the Etihad Stadium players’ tunnel. It will not be long.

13:22

Craig Pawsdon gets to referee today’s game. The 42-year-old official will be assisted by linesmen Lee Betts and Richard West.

13:14

Manchester City narrowly won the first leg at the end of September. A 1-0 draw swept away the Citizens in front of 40,000 spectators at Stamford Bridge when Gabriel Jesus scored the decisive goal in the 53rd minute. So today is the second duel after last summer’s Champions League final.

13:05

With tough opponents and the final at stake, Thomas Tuchel has little reason for rotations after his recent win over Tottenham. Nevertheless, the German head coach changes five positions, doing without Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and the sick Andreas Christensen. With Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, N’Golo Kanté and Romelu Lukaku, there is still a strong axis on the field at the beginning.

12:57 p.m

After cup games in England there is usually a lot of rotation. Accordingly, with Kyle Walker, João Cancelo, Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne and Bernardo Silva only five players are back in the starting XI. They are supplemented with regular players such as Ederson, Aymeric Laporte and Raheem Sterling. İlkay Gündoğan is on the bench for the time being.

12:48 p.m

As second in the table, Chelsea would like to pursue them, but they are already facing what appears to be their last chance. A loss would see City drag to 13 points – probably too many for a comeback. Chelsea gained self-confidence by winning the semifinals against Tottenham Hotspurs in the League Cup and advancing in the FA Cup, but the Blues have been waiting for a win in the league since Boxing Day.

12:41

The Citizens recently celebrated eleven wins in a row in the league and are thus confidently ahead. There were serious setbacks at the end of October when Pep Guardiola’s team was eliminated from the League Cup, but during the week the Skyblues made amends in the FA Cup. Fourth division club Swindon Town was easily beaten 1:4.

12:30 p.m

Top game in the Premier League! Manchester City meet Chelsea FC as leaders. It starts at 1:30 p.m. Warm welcome!

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