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Manchester City Vs Chelsea Tactical Preview: Team News, Key Men And Streaming Links

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Manchester City will welcome Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium this Wednesday night as both teams look to secure a good result in the third round of the EFL Cup. Pep Guardiola‘s men managed to earn a hard-fought 2-1 win over Fulham last weekend. In contrast, the Blues suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Arsenal which has drained their confidence ahead of this cup game at Manchester.

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Talking Tactics

Guardiola will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation and will ask his players to enjoy more possession of the ball and find some holes in the Chelsea backline during the 90 minutes.

Graham Potter will set his side up in a 3-4-2-1 formation and might ask his men to defend their penalty well and try to catch the Man City defenders off-guard on the counter.

Team News

Manchester City

Joao Cancelo is suspended for this clash. Furthermore, Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips won’t be available for selection due to injuries.

Manchester City Predicted XI

Ortega; Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez; Palmer, Rodri, Foden; Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish



Wesley Fofana, Reece James, Ben Chilwell, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Carney Chukwuemeka and N’Golo Kante will be sidelined for this game because of injuries.

Chelsea Predicted XI

Mendy; Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Gallagher, Zakaria, Kovacic; Ziyech, Broja, Pulisic

Key Men

Manchester City

Both Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez will be given the responsibility to stretch the pitch out on the wide areas. They will have to offer some decent service to Julian Alvarez in the final third.

Rico Lewis could get a rare chance to impress at right-back, so we can expect him to be eager to do well in midweek. Guardiola will also depend on Cole Palmer and Rodri to retain possession well for his side at the centre of the park.


The defensive performance of Cesar Azpilicueta, Trevoh Chalobah and Kalidou Koulibaly could go a long way in deciding the fate of this contest at the Etihad Stadium.

Armando Broja will have a lot of pressure on his shoulders when he leads the charge for the Blues on the attacking end of the field. The Albanian striker will be expected to create some havoc inside the Man City penalty box in this midweek cup game.

Manchester City vs Chelsea: Streaming Links

Country Broadcaster
United Kingdom Sky Sports
India TBA
Canada DAZN
Spain DAZN
Italy DAZN
Germany DAZN
Australia beIN Sports
New Zealand beIN Sports


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