Manchester City welcome Chelsea to Etihad Stadium Saturday for a Premier League clash and a UEFA Champions League final preview. Both teams advanced from the semifinals with well-deserved victories as City beat PSG and Chelsea knocked out Real Madrid. City can win the league this weekend with three points while the Blues are hoping to maintain a stronghold on a top-four spot, especially with Leicester City struggling as of late.
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Here’s how you can watch the match and what to know:
Date: Saturday, May 8 | Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Etihad Stadium — Manchester, England
TV: NBC | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
Odds: Man City -111; Draw +240; Chelsea +330 (via William Hill Sportsbook)
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Manchester City: This seems like the perfect match for some minds games. Maybe Pep Guardiola brings out a team in a slightly different formation to make Thomas Tuchel think a bit. Maybe he goes with a true striker to try and alter preparation for the final. Expect some sort of wrinkle here from the Spanish boss as he looks to get the mental advantage ahead of the final.
Chelsea: While Guardiola probably has something up his sleeve, Tuchel could as well. But after playing them in the FA Cup semifinals, this may just be another opportunity to focus on defense first, sit compact and see if they can once again hold their attack at bay. The Blues will likely approach this game more similarly to the final than City, and that’s OK. But don’t expect him to tip his hand much at all.
The teams play a tight, physical match where the goalkeepers come up big with each team snagging a point. Pick: Manchester City 1, Chelsea 1