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Man City vs Chelsea Live Final : 2021 Champions League Match Watch Online HD TV
Man City vs Chelsea Live Final The biggest prize in club football will be awarded on Saturday. And then, after the so called “most expensive football match ni the world,” the Championship playoff final and either Brentford or Swansea City earn promotion to the Premier League, there will be the small matter of crowning a UEFA Champions League winner. Chelsea and Manchester City have been perhaps the two best teams in Europe since the start of 2021, especially since the former changed manager, and their meetings so far this season have been nothing if not tactically absorbing contests.
Man City vs. Chelsea
Date: Saturday, May 29 | Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Estadio do Dragao — Porto, Portugal
TV channel: CBS | Live stream: Paramount+
Let’s make some predictions:
Guardiola shows Tuchel something different
It is only natural that the build-up to Saturday’s final should be dominated by talk of the last two meetings between these sides. Twice in the last six weeks Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola have matched wits and on both occasions, tactically and in the final scoreline, it has been the Chelsea manager who has got the better of Manchester City.
Doubtless that will give a fillip to the Chelsea dressing room in the Estadio do Dragao ahead of kick-off but neither side seems to be getting too carried away with what happened in the previous meetings. Asked by CBS Sports what he had learned from his previous meetings with Saturday’s opponents, Guardiola’s answer was brief “How good they are. Congratulations on the two victories. We will see you on Saturday.” He betrayed no fear, quite the opposite. Guardiola is not alone in feeling that way. There has been an ease around the City camp in the build-up that suggests those other two games count for very little in their mind.
Raheem Sterling summed it up as well as anyone. “The more you win things, the happier the team morale is and I think the boys have been brilliant this year,” he said. “We have another opportunity in the final against Chelsea to create something special again. As I said, once you win trophies, you just want to win more so hopefully that carries on into the weekend.”
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That ease may just come from one simple truth. Guardiola and his players know that Chelsea have beaten a City team but perhaps not this City team, the one that will take to the pitch on Saturday at full strength and in its best system. In the other two recent games between these two you could sense that the English champions were just holding something back, not giving away their full plan. That was particularly evident in the Premier League fixture that came after both sides’ wins in their Champions League semifinals.