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Manchester City captain Kevin de Bruyn and Chelsea captain Edpilicueta.
In the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, the two English Premier League teams Manchester City and Chelsea will face each other. The match will be played at 12:30 pm Indian time at the Estadio do Dragão Stadium in Porto, Portugal.
City made it to the finals by defeating France’s legendary club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) 4–1 in the semi-finals. At the same time, Chelsea defeated Spain’s legendary club Rial Madrid 3–1. For this match, 16,500 fans from both teams will get entry into the stadium.
City holds the Premier League title
Manchester City’s team, which has won the Premier League title 5 times, reached the final for the first time. At the same time, 5-time Premier League champions Chelsea have won the Champions League Trophy 1 time. He won this title in 2012. City’s team recently won the Carabao Cup and Premier League titles. At the same time, Chelsea’s team lost to Leicester City in the final of the FA Cup.
Chelsea won both their last matches against City
Chelsea have a better record in the last 2 matches between the two. Chelsea and City came face-to-face in a FA Cup match on 17 April. Chelsea then defeated Manchester City 1–0. The two teams then clashed in the Premier League match on 8 May. This match was also won by Chelsea 2–1, thanks to a minor mistake by City star striker Sergio Aguero.
City better overall record against Chelsea
Both teams have come face-to-face in 169 matches so far. During this, City won 70 matches and Chelsea 59 matches. There are 40 matches drawn. Citi won the EPL titles in 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018 and 2020. At the same time, Chelsea captured EPL titles in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2014 and 2016.
The strength of both teams?
Manchester City : The English champions have performed well in almost all leagues in Europe. Their attack is much better than the other teams in the league. Players like Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruin and Phil Foden, Ilke Gundogan are present in the team. This season, he also paid attention to defense. In the presence of Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones and Alexander Zinchenko, the team has scored just 4 goals in 12 matches in the Champions League.
Chelsea: The team has played 29 matches since Frank Lampard departed and Thomas Tuchel became coach. It won 18 of them and lost only 5 matches. This German coach has taken the strength of the team to a different level. Lampard was fired by the club in the middle season. Earlier in 2012, when the team won the UEFA Champions League. Even then, the Chelsea coach was kicked out mid-season. In such a situation, the team has a hope. He has also won 2 recent matches against City. That is why the team’s table seems heavy.
Key players of both teams
Manchester City : Kevin De Bruyne has been the playmaker for this team. He has contributed significantly in many goals. Everything from midfield to forward runs according to them. The Bruins scored 3 goals and 4 assists in 7 matches in the Champions League this season. Apart from these, Gundogan is also in superb form. He scored 3 goals in 11 matches and contributed 1 assist. Aguero can also contribute significantly. He has scored 15 goals in 22 matches against Chelsea.
Chelsea: Talking about this team, N Golo Kante’s name comes at the top. Just like this player performed in the semi-finals against Rial Madrid, it would be impossible for City to stop him. Madrid’s Tony Kruse and Luca Modrich even called it a nightmare. At the same time, Team Werner and Hewartz can also cause trouble for City.
Manchester City’s possible starting play-11
Goalkeeper: Ederson moors
Defenders: Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Alexander Zinchenko
Midfield: Fernandinho, Ilke Gundogan, Bernardo Silva
Forward: Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyn, Phil Foden
Chelsea’s potential starting play-11
Goalkeeper: Eduard Mendy
Defenders: Cesar Agpilicueta, Tiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger
In the same way, there are many more.Midfield: Reece James, Georginho, Ann Golo Kante, Ben Chilwell
In the same way, there are many more.Forward: Mason Mount, Tim Werner, Kei Hewurtz