Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Result and reaction from Premier League fixture today


Kevin de Bruyne’s incredible free-kick against Chelsea

Chelsea welcome Manchester City in this afternoon’s Premier League match with Pep Guardiola’s side significantly weakened by a number of their team testing positive for Covid-19.

Both sides are tied on 26 points, but the Blues have played two more games. A win for the hosts will take them to 29 points and level with Spurs and Everton, while the visitors can go above their opponents today and also narrow the gap to leaders Liverpool and Manchester United to just four points. Follow all the live goal and score updates from Stamford Bridge, as well as analysis and reaction throughout. All of that will follow live updates from St James’ Park and the conclusion of Newcastle United vs Leicester City:

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (84’)

De Bruyne strikes it, succeeding only in clipping the outside of the Chelsea wall. The ball flies behind for a corner, which is taken short and comes to nothing.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:14

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Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:13

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (81’)

Hudson-Odoi whips a cross into the path of Pulisic, who can only plant his header wide.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:11

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (79’)

Pulisic, commendably persistent, attacks down the left and wins a corner. The set piece is headed clear as City look to protect another clean sheet.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:09

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (77’)

Lampard has sent on Havertz in place of Kovacic.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:07

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (76’)

Chelsea are still giving this a go, but City continue to hold them at arm’s length. Werner drives down the left, only to be ushered out of play by Stones.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:07

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (75’)

Gundogan, exceptional today, is replaced by Fernandinho.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:05

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (71’)

De Bruyne elegantly glides forward, always one step ahead of his opponents. Kovacic, clearly frustrated, hacks him down and picks up a yellow card as a result.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 18:01

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CHELSEA 0-3 MANCHESTER CITY (66’)

Close! Gilmour gives the ball away and City break in an instant, with De Bruyne flicking the ball into the path of Sterling, who races away down the right. He looks to return the ball to De Bruyne, but Mendy is out just in time to claim at the Belgian’s feet.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 17:56



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