Manchester City have the chance to get one hand on the Premier League trophy again when they host Chelsea at the Etihad on Saturday lunchtime.
The champions are already 10 points clear of the Blues, who sit second in the table, and a win over their closest rivals would seemingly put an end to the title race as a contest, even mid-way through January.
Chelsea will be doing all they can to stop this happening, and even a draw would keep their hopes alive on unseating Pep Guardiola’s men at the top of the table.
Thomas Tuchel’s side may have lost at home to City earlier this season, but they won the three previous meetings, so they will be confident that they can spring a surprise in Manchester.
When is Man City vs Chelsea?
The match kicks off at 12.30pm on Saturday 15 January at the Etihad.
How to watch Man City vs Chelsea
BT Sport 1 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 11.30am and streaming available for subscribers on BT Sport Player and the BT Sport app.
Man City vs Chelsea team news
We know that Man City will be without Riyad Mahrez, who is at the Africa Cup of Nations, but it is not clear who they will be missing due to Covid.
Guardiola revealed that the squad have suffered fresh cases this week but did not say which players have tested positive. Raheem Sterling had previously tested positive and is expected to return, but it is unclear who Guardiola does and doesn’t have available to him.
Chelsea are without Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Trevoh Chalobah through injury, while Andreas Christensen is ill and Edouard Mendy is at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Man City vs Chelsea odds
8/11 Man City
Odds courtesy of Betfair
Head-to-head in last five meetings
25 Sep 2021: Chelsea 0-1 Man City – Premier League
29 May 2021: Man City 0-1 Chelsea – Champions League
08 May 2021: Man City 1-2 Chelsea – Premier League
17 Apr 2021: Chelsea 1-0 Man City – FA Cup
03 Jan 2021: Chelsea 1-3 Man City – Premier League
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