Manchester City Vs Chelsea (LIVE UPDATES): Guardiola tests might against Sarri

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola and Chelsae FC coach, Sarri.
Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola and Chelsae FC coach, Sarri.

The Sarri ball or Guardiola’s tiki-taka; which will prevail in the Super Sunday clash at the Etihad Stadium is the question on the lips of many football fans today.

While Man City are attempting to climb to top spot on the EPL table above Liverpool, Chelsea are keen to achieve a top-four finish to guarantee their return to Champions League football.

With their rivals literally breathing down their necks, City’s Pep Guardiola and Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri are both keen to get it right in the Super Sunday clash at the Etihad.

Man City have lost three of their last five Premier League matches against Chelsea, so they would be extra careful against the Blues today.

That said, Chelsea are also winless in their last six Premier League away games against ‘big six’ opposition

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Kickoff is 5.pm

Here are the line-ups:

Man City

Staring XI: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Aguero, Sterling

Subs: Danilo, Sane, Silva, Mahrez, Otamendi, Gabriel Jesus, Muric

Chelsea

Staring XI: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Luiz, Alonso; Kante, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Higuain, Hazard.

Subs: Caballero, Christensen , Emerson, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Giroud


Action underway at the Etihad stadium


We have a early goal! Raheem Sterling gives Manchester City the lead


Bright start by City here


Big miss! Sergio Aguero misses from a close range.. Manchester City ought to be two goals up now


City dominating and piling the pressure on Chelsea


Hazard tries a dazzling run skipping past four City players but his final shot off target


And we have another goal at the Etihad stadium!


Sergio Aguero with a stunner and it is Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea


David Lutz concedes a free kick after tripping down Aguero


GOAL! CHELSEA in shambles as Aguero scores agian


We are just 20 minutes into the game and Chelsea are three goals down.. can they find a way back?


Manchester United Coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer at the Etihad stadium as he takes a look at his rivals


Another GOAL at the Etihad stadium as Gudogan makes it 4-0!


Sarri screaming on the touch line as his Chelsea team are being torn apart


Save! Ederson rushes out to deny Pedro of Chelsea a good attempt


So Man City have five attempts and four goal to show for it


First corner kick for Chelsea


Higuain fires a shot but his effort was well blocked by the City defenders


Fantastic effort by Higuain but Ederson pushes away for a corner kick


Chelsea trying hard to at least reduce the deficit


*Manchester City vs Chelsea*

Possession *56% – 44%*
Shots on goal *4 – 2*
Saves *2 – 0*
Offsides *0 – 1*
Fouls *2 – 5*
Red cards *0 – 0


Chelsea need at least a point in this game to climb back into top four.. looks impossible presently


Two minutes added


Miss! Sergio Aguero almost gets a third goal but failed to connect with the cross


Half Time Manchester City 4-0 Chelsea


second half underway at the Etihad stadium


Chelsea win a free kick in their own half


Chelsea win a free kick in their own half


Mateo Kovacic is on a sub for Ross Barkley for Chelsea FC


Sergio Aguero makes way for Gabriel Jesus
. The Argentine striker has scored three goals in this game as City lead 5-0 against Chelsea


Alonso has received a first yellow card


Chelsea FC make their third substitution with Emerson replacing Marcos Alonso.


Gundogan gets a yellow card


Great finish from Raheem Sterling to give Manchester City a 6 – 0 lead


Chelsea have never been humiliated this way.. they have even drop to sixth spot having conceded six goals today


Full time: Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea















 

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