Man City v Chelsea: All to play for in Champions League rehearsal

After meeting Manchester City in the FA Cup Semi-Final just a few weeks ago, Chelsea now have the psychological advantage of going into the meeting at The Etihad having beaten them at Wembley,

David Johnstone

As far as the Premier League is concerned, the reverse fixture earlier this season saw Chelsea lose 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, with Callum Hudson-Odoi notching the consolation goal.

However, whilst it is clear that Manchester City have already got one hand on the Premier League trophy and Chelsea remain in a fight to ensure a top-four place, the focus will no doubt be upon the forthcoming meeting between the two sides in a match that will decide who becomes this season’s Champions of Europe.

Both English clubs made short work of their second leg semi-finals with the Citizens beating Paris Saint Germain 2-0 last Tuesday and winning the tie 4-1 overall.

Meanwhile, Chelsea maintained their fantastic unbeaten run against Real Madrid with a 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday evening with goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount adding to the first leg 1-1 draw in which Christian Pulisic had given The Blues the lead.

Werner Chelsea


As I mentioned in the Real Madrid preview earlier this week, Thomas Tuchel has got Chelsea playing some fantastic football and the defence is looking as solid as it was back in season 2004/2005 when the Stamford Bridge side won the Premier League league title for the second time in their history.

I also made reference to the fact that the only ‘problem’ there appears to be is up front, where Chelsea have been struggling to score, but hopefully the goal that Timo Werner scored against the Spaniards on Wednesday – surely one of the easiest he’ll ever get in his professional career – will relieve some of the pressure that the German has been shouldering for the last few months.

With that said, I’ll be backing Timo Werner to score any time at 4.20 as well as having a bet on there being less than 2.5 goals, which is also available at 1.66 with our friends atFansBet.

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