Pep Guardiola’s men claimed all three points when they visited the Emirates Stadium last time out in the Premier League as they overtook Mikel Arteta’s side with a biting 2-1 victory.
Since then, City have had to deal with a major COVID outbreak, with Pep Guardiola and 13 members of his squad, as well as seven first-team players returning positive test results ahead of their FA Cup third round tie against Swindon Town.
However, Cityzens showed their might at the County Ground with a dominating 4-1 win to advance to the fourth round, even with nearly a third of their squad unavailable due to isolation.
City have had plenty of time to recover and recharge over the week and will come into this game with strong determination and fresh legs to increase their lead at the top of the Premier League.
Meanwhile, Chelsea have shown signs of resurgence after suffering a substantial drop in form. The European champions are currently second and 10 points behind City in a highly competitive three-horse Premier League title race, having won 12, drawn seven and lost two so far this season.
Recent victories over Tottenham in the Carabao Cup semi-final will no doubt give the west London side a huge boost of confidence heading into this fixture.
Here’s how to follow Manchester City’s match against Thomas Tuchel’s team live!
Kick off time
United Arab Emirates
4:30 p.m. UAE
united states of america
Eastern Time: 7:30 a.m. EST
Pacific Time: 04:30 PST
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How to watch
In the UK, Saturday’s match will be shown live on BTSport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate, as well as on top BTSport.com and the BT Sports app.
For those who wish to follow the game via the audio channels, Radio BBC Manchester will also provide live coverage of the match.
For viewers in the United States, the game will be available on Fubo TV.
beIN Sport Premium 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT and beIN Sports English will provide full coverage of the game in the United Arab Emirates.
For fans living elsewhere, you can find the TV programs here
city official We’re not really here show will also provide all the pre-game, half-time and post-game analysis on the match.
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