Man City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel, lineups, highlights, betting odds and score prediction
Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways in the Carabao Cup — a competition they made their own under Pep Guardiola — when they host Chelsea in a mouthwatering third-round tie.
Before last season’s fourth-round defeat to West Ham on penalties, City had lifted the cup for four consecutive seasons form 2017/18 to 2020/21.
In the 2019 final they were penalty shoot-out winners over Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. Graham Potter is the latest man in the Blues hot seat and will have his work cut out as he tries to arrest a run of four games without a win domestically.
City have won all 10 of their home matches across all competitions this season, scoring 39 goals in the process.
UK: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports and is available to stream via Sky GO or NOW TV.
USA: Fans can stream the match via ESPN+.
Canada: The match is available to watch through FuboTV.
Australia: BeIN SPORTS 2 will broadcast the match, which is also available to stream through beIN SPORTS Connect and Kayo Sports.
Man City vs Chelsea lineups
Joao Cancelo is suspended after his red card against Fulham, meaning starts for rookie fullbacks Rico Lewis and Sergio Gomez, while Cole Palmer gets the chance to impress in midfield
Erling Haaland came off the bench to net a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot — his 23rd goal of the season —and the Norway striker remains among the substitutes as he continues to nurse the effects of a foot injury. England midfielder Kalvin Phillips is in line for some valuable pre-World Cup minutes from the bench after returning to training from shoulder surgery.
Manchester City lineup (4-3-3): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez — Rodri, Palmer, Gundogan — Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish.
Graham Potter brings in Armando Broja to lead the line, flanked by Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech. Raheem Sterling has to be content with a place on the bench against his former club, while there is a start for 18 year-old Lewis Hall.
Chelsea lineup (3-4-3): Mendy (GK) — Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella — Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Zakaria, Hall — Pulisic, Broja, Ziyech.
A late Jorginho penalty looked to have won the three points for Chelsea but Casemiro’s header deep into stoppage time just crept over the to grab United a deserved point.
Graham Potter’s unbeaten run as Chelsea boss has been extended to eight games in all competitions, while Erik ten Hag will be delighted with this side backing up a win against Tottenham with this battling point at Chelsea.
With the point Chelsea have 21 on the season, one point ahead of Manchester United.
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Manchester City ran out 2-0 winners over Chelsea in the third round of the Carabao Cup at the Etihad Stadium, as Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez got on the score sheet for the hosts.
The match was relatively even in the first half, as City enjoyed most of the possession while Chelsea created a few dangerous chances on the break. Teenager Lewis Hall and US international Christian Pulisic each had big opportunities to score, but the half ended 0-0.
City increased the pressure in the second half, breaking through in the 53rd minute as Mahrez fired an inch-perfect free kick over Chelsea’s wall and into the back of the net.
Alvarez doubled the hosts’ lead just five minutes later, tapping in a rebound from another Mahrez shot.
Hall had a second big chance in the second half but Stefan Ortega was up to the task, making one of his five saves on the night.
Kalvin Phillips played for 40 minutes as a substitute, returning from injury for his first appearance since September as he races to return to full fitness ahead of the World Cup.
Gareth Southgate will announce England‘s squad for the World Cup tomorrow at 2pm UK time, and The Athletic will be bringing you live coverage and in-depth analysis of his selections!