Man City vs Chelsea - Premier League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Man City host Chelsea as they continue their Premier League title defence
  • Cityzens won 3-1 in Champions League last 16 first leg against Copenhagen
  • Blues have picked up two wins on the bounce but sit in tenth


The biggest match of Gameweek 25 of the 2023/24 Premier League season sees Chelsea travel to the Etihad to take on champions Manchester City on Saturday.

Man City are in dominant form, having won their last 11 matches in all competitions, and look in the mood to follow up 2022/23's treble with more trophies this year following the returns of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne.

Chelsea won their last two outings against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace away from home but their inconsistencies will have Blues fans fearful of a heavy defeat here.

Here's 90min's preview of the game at the Etihad on Saturday night.

What time does Man City vs Chelsea kick-off?

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Date: Saturday 17 February
  • Kick-off Time: 17:30 GMT / 12:30 ET / 09:30 PT
  • Referee: Andy Madley
  • VAR: Peter Bankes

Man City vs Chelsea H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Man City: 4 wins
  • Draws: 1
  • Chelsea: 0 wins

Current Form (all competitions)

  • Man City: WWWWW
  • Chelsea: DLLWW

How to watch Man City vs Chelsea on TV and live stream


TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

BBC Radio 5 Live, SKY GO Extra, Sky Ultra HD, Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League

United States

UNIVERSO, Telemundo, Peacock, NBC


fuboTV Canada

Man City team news

Erling Haaland
Haaland is scoring again / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages

Man City have managed to keep most of their stars fit, aside from Haaland and De Bruyne who missed significant chunks of the season before Christmas. However. with the pair now available again, any other absences pale into insignificance.

Josko Gvardiol is out for a few weeks with a suspected ankle ligament problem, while there are major question marks over the availability of Jack Grealish and Bernardo Silva after the pair took knocks in Tuesday's win over Copenhagen in the Champions League.

Sergio Gomez was left out of the traveling squad in midweek, but Mateo Kovacic is due to return to training before the weekend.

Man City predicted lineup vs Chelsea

Man City predicted lineup vs Chelsea (4-1-4-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Ake, Akanji; Rodri; Foden, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland.

Chelsea team news

Crystal Palace v Chelsea FC - Premier League
Silva is unlikely to be involved / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

As for Chelsea, the injury list has been long all season.

Mauricio Pochettino is likely to be without Thiago Silva, who was forced off in the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace on Monday evening. However, goalkeeper Robert Sanchez could be back on the bench having returned to partial team training.

Wesley Fofana, Lesley Ugochukwu, Marc Cucurella, Reece James, Romeo Lavia and Benoit Badiashile are all unavailable, leaving the visitors with yet another makeshift defence.

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Man City

Chelsea predicted lineup vs Man City (4-2-3-1): Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Caicedo, Fernandez; Palmer, Gallagher, Jackson; Nkunku.

Man City vs Chelsea score prediction

The 4-4 draw these two teams served up earlier in the season shows Chelsea have the capabilities of hurting Man City, but expect this game to serve up a more one-sided tale at the Etihad on Saturday night.

Pep Guardiola's side are in ruthless form right now and with the Blues looking fragile of late, the visitors will have to perform exceptionally to escape with anything less than a comprehensive defeat.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Chelsea