Manchester City v Chelsea, 08 May 2021

Score2-1 to Chelsea
RefereeAnthony Taylor
CompetitionPremier League
VenueEtihad Stadium
Kick-off: 5.30pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 48 Manchester City won: 14 Drawn: 7 Chelsea won: 27 Manchester City scored: 50 Chelsea scored: 71 Manchester City's 27 defeats by Chelsea in the Premier League was now the most by any of their opponents in the competition.

1 Manchester City

Manager: Pep Guardiola

2 Chelsea

Manager: Thomas Tuchel

Goals:

Raheem Sterling 44 G

Goals:

Hakim Ziyech 63 G
Marcos Alonso 90 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ederson
Defender Nathan Aké
Defender João Cancelo
Defender Aymeric Laporte
Defender Benjamin Mendy
Defender Rúben Dias
Midfielder Rodri
Midfielder/Forward Ferran Torres
Midfielder/Forward Raheem Sterling
Forward Sergio Agüero

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy
Defender Marcos Alonso
Defender Antonio Rüdiger
Defender/Midfielder César Azpilicueta
Defender/Midfielder Reece James
Midfielder Billy Gilmour
Midfielder N'Golo Kanté
Midfielder Christian Pulišić
Midfielder Hakim Ziyech
Forward Timo Werner

Substitutions:

Phil Foden for Sergio Agüero 70
İlkay Gündogan for Ferran Torres 71
Olexsandr Zinchenko for Benjamin Mendy 80

Substitutions:

Kurt Zouma for Andreas Christensen 45
Jorginho for N'Golo Kanté 68
Callum Hudson-Odoi for Hakim Ziyech 76

Cards:

Raheem Sterling 12 Y
Gabriel Jesus 90 Y

Cards:

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Zack Steffen
Defender Eric García
Defender Kyle Walker
Defender/Midfielder Fernandinho
Defender/Midfielder Olexsandr Zinchenko
Midfielder Phil Foden
Midfielder İlkay Gündogan
Midfielder/Forward Bernardo Silva
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga
Defender Emerson
Defender Kurt Zouma
Defender/Midfielder Tino Livramento
Midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi
Midfielder Jorginho
Midfielder/Forward Kai Havertz
Forward Tammy Abraham
Forward Olivier Giroud

Comments:

League position: 1st Three days after this game, Manchester City were confirmed as England's league champions for the seventh time and Premier League champions for the fifth time in ten years due to Manchester United's home defeat by Leicester City. Beginning this day needing three points from their remaining four games to clinch this season's Premier League title, Manchester City had now lost three of their last four home games in the division (won one). They had now conceded more than one goal in each of four consecutive home games in the top division for the first time since December 1978 in League Division One. Sergio Agüero's penalty in added time at the end of the first-half was saved. He became the fourth different City player to miss a penalty so far in this Premier League season.

Comments:

League position: 3rd Chelsea had now won ten of their last 15 games in the Premier League (lost one). The Blues remained unbeaten in 12 consecutive away games in all competitions for the first time since November 2014. They had now conceded two goals in their last seven games in all competitions.