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Chelsea vs Man City: How to watch, TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, referee and team news

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Chelsea vs Man City: How to watch, TV channel, live stream, kick-off time, referee and team news

Chelsea take on Manchester City in a Premier League clash on Thursday. Here is all you need to know on how you can follow the match, the referee details and team news.

Both sides come into the game at Stamford Bridge requiring a win, with City hoping to succeed in their game in hand to close the gap to league leaders Arsenal to five points.

Chelsea, meanwhile, will hope to bounce back following their disappointing 1-1 draw to Nottingham Forest on New Year's Day. Blues boss Graham Potter claimed their first half performance was 'not good enough' after Raheem Sterling scored their opening goal, and Forest duly fought back in the second 45 minutes to claim a point.

City, meanwhile, also recorded a 1-1 draw in their last match against Everton. Erling Haaland put them in front in the first half, before a superb second half goal from Demarai Gray clinched a vital point for Frank Lampard's side.

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Here is all the key information ahead of Chelsea vs Manchester City.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Is the game on TV? Is there a live stream?

Yes, Chelsea vs Manchester City is on TV. The action will be available to watch from 6:30pm (7:45pm kick-off) on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. For more details on how to subscribe to Sky Sports, click here.

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For fans not subscribed to Sky Sports, you can listen to the game live on BBC Radio 5 Live, with commentary from Steve Crossman.

Alternatively, you can follow the game live on the Sky Sports website, or the live match centre featured on the websites of both clubs.

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Who is the referee?

Chelsea vs Manchester City will be officiated by Paul Tierney, who has taken charge of 14 English domestic games this season.

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The rest of the confirmed match officials for the clash are as follows:

  • Assistant Referees: Constantine Hatzidakis, Neil Davies
  • Fourth Official: Robert Jones
  • VAR Official: Michael Salisbury
  • VAR Assistant: Adam Nunn

Chelsea vs Manchester City: Team news

Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who is still yet to fully recover from a shoulder injury suffered at the World Cup. However, Mateo Kovacic will hope to make his first appearance since reaching the semi-finals of the tournament with Croatia.

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Manchester City, meanwhile, have some selection dilemmas heading into the clash. Boss Pep Guardiola has confirmed that centre-back Aymeric Laporte faces a late fitness test after missing the New Year's Eve fixture against Everton. Fellow centre-back Ruben Dias remains out through injury.

However, the Cityzens are set to welcome back Julian Alvarez, who could play his first game since winning the World Cup with Argentina on December 18.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Manchester City, Premier League, Graham Potter, Pep Guardiola

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