Man City v Chelsea FA Cup prediction, tips, team news, kick-off time and date

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A few days after their Premier League meeting, Manchester City and Chelsea are set to go at it again, this time in the FA Cup.

Riyad Mahrez stepped off the bench to tap home fellow substitute Jack Grealish’s cross and settle Thursday’s clash at Stamford Bridge, which could see the widemen step into Pep Guardiola’s starting line-up for this weekend’s third-round tie.

The reigning Premier League champions head into the match having already knocked Chelsea out of one competition on home turf this season after a 2-0 win in the Carabao Cup third round in November.


Despite being in poor form under new boss Graham Potter, the Blues have reached the FA Cup final at Wembley in each of the last three seasons and will be bidding to go one better this term.

Chelsea travel to the Etihad Stadium with a whole host of injury problems, however, and the pressure mounting on Potter to cast a winning spell.

You can check out the latest Man City v Chelsea odds on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise everything you need to know about the FA Cup third-round tie is below.

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Man City v Chelsea date

Man City v Chelsea takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, January 8.

Man City v Chelsea kick-off time

Man City v Chelsea is scheduled to kick off at 16:30 GMT. You can live stream the match on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app.

Man City v Chelsea team news

Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte are the only injury concerns for Manchester City.

Chelsea are sweating on Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic and Raheem Sterling after the attacking trio limped out of the 1-0 defeat on Thursday. Wesley Fofana and Edouard Mendy are close to returning but Armando Broja, Reece James and N’Golo Kane are long-term absentees.

Man City predicted lineup: Ortega; Walker, Stones, Ake, Gomez; Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish

Chelsea predicted lineup: Kepa; Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Cucurella; Chukwuemeka, Havertz, Hall

Man City v Chelsea odds

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Man City v Chelsea betting tips

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Man City v Chelsea prediction

Thommo: I’m going for City to Win this because they’re at home and I think it will be something like 3-1. I don’t think Erling Haaland will play, I think he’ll be rested, that foot injury seems to be bothering him so I’ll go for Julian Alvarez to Score Anytime.

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