Chelsea vs Manchester City reaction, analysis, videos


LONDON — Chelsea vs Manchester City was the marquee game in the Premier League, and the soccer world, this weekend (Watch live, Saturday, 7:30am ET on NBCSN and online via as the two title favorites collided at Stamford Bridge.


Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel have had some intriguing tactical battle, not just over the last few months but over many years. Tuchel has had Guardiola’s number recently, as Chelsea beat Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League final in May.

Chelsea started this season on fire, while Manchester City have been a little up and down as their failure to sign a new star central striker to replace Sergio Aguero is a little concerning.

However, they got the job done on Saturday as Gabriel Jesus came up with the goal to secure a statement win early in the season.

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Focusing on this game: Kevin de Bruyne against N’Golo Kante, Ruben Dias against Romelu Lukaku and Jack Grealish against Cesar Azpilicueta were just a few of the battles to keep an eye on, as it was set up for it to be one of the games of the season. If not the game of the season.

Here’s everything you need on Chelsea vs Manchester City, with live analysis, reaction, videos and much more.

Chelsea vs Manchester City live analysis, reaction, updates, videos! – From Joe Prince-Wright at Stamford Bridge

Both managers spoke with the media post-game and had very different emotions…

Thomas Tuchel says he felt Chelsea ‘lacked belief’ and ‘confidence’ as they defended well, but were too deep. He adds that his side played with something to lose and didn’t take risks. Tuchel adds that Man City made Chelsea play badly. Tuchel said playing in a 3-5-2 instead of a 3-4-2-1 didn’t really matter.

Pep Guardiola is talking to us now post-game…

He reflects on winning more games than any other manager in Manchester City history.

“The courage, the personality, we never lost that since the first day we arrived here. The way we played in every single game. The way they respond the players, these players, these five years we’ve been together they’ve been so strong,” Guardiola said.

FULL TIME: After a late flurry of chances for both teams, City hold on fairly easily. That is a statement win for City.

83rd minute: Jack Grealish is clean through but Edouard Mendy does superbly to deny him. Man City should have this win wrapped up by now. Chelsea a threat on the counter with Lukaku and Werner causing problems.

70th minute: Chelsea having a real go now. Kovacic denied after being set clean through by Lukaku, as his shot deflects wide. This is so tight and tense.

60th minute: Grealish has gone close to doubling Man City’s lead and they are rampant now.

GOALLLL! Manchester City take a deserved lead. A shot is straight at Jesus but he does brilliantly to control, turn and his deflected shot goes past Mendy in. 1-0 to City!

A few chants going around here at the Bridge directed at Jack Grealish. Let’s just say that Chelsea’s fans don’t like Grealish. Let’s leave it at that…

50th minute: Jack Grealish has flashed a shot just wide, as replays show Mendy saved with his fingertips, then Werner leads a counter for Chelsea as he wins a throw. It is all very tight.

HALF TIME: Not a lot of clear chances, but City certainly look more dangerous. Guardiola will be a lot happier than Tuchel with that display.

41st minute: Gabriel Jesus controls well but blazes over as City continue to look more comfortable and are not letting Chelsea out.

31st minute: Reece James is forced off with an ankle injury, as Thiago Silva comes on to replace him. Silva at center back, while Azpilicueta slots over to right wing-back. Tuchel is not happy with how deep Chelsea are sitting.

20th minute: No big chances yet for Man City or Chelsea, as Timo Werner broke away but his cross couldn’t give Lukaku a clean strike on goal. Tuchel and Guardiola both not happy with aspects of how their teams are playing.

KICK OFF: Manchester City have started brightly here. A few crosses into the box and Chelsea manage to clear. Phil Foden and Kevin de Bruyne both pushed up high, almost as two false nines. Foden slightly ahead of KDB. Chelsea can’t get control of the game.

HELLO FROM WEST LONDON! This is an epic game and Manchester City have plenty of their stars back fit, and starting, while Chelsea have gone with what looks like a 3-5-2 formation as Werner partners Lukaku up top.

The atmosphere is crackling away here. This clash between the two title favorites is lined up to be an absolute beauty.

Chelsea team news, injuries, predicted lineup

The big injury concern for Chelsea heading into this game was goalkeeper Edouard Mendy. He injured himself against Zenit in the UEFA Champions League and missed the wins against Tottenham and Aston Villa, as Kepa came in and did very well as his back-up. However, Mendy is fit and starts. Thomas Tuchel confirmed to ProSoccerTalk that Christian Pulisic is progressing well after his recent ankle injury. He last played for Chelsea in late August, but he will not make the bench this Saturday. Mason Mount is out after a small knock, as Timo Werner comes in for him and N’Golo Kante and Reece James are in the starting lineup.

Manchester City team news, injuries, predicted lineup

Guardiola has had some big defensive injuries but John Stones is on the bench and Aymeric Laporte starts. Benjamin Mendy is suspended, but Rodri, Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden all start. Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ilkay Gundogan are out.

Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)

Chelsea are priced at +165 to win, and so too are Manchester City. This really is as even as it gets. The draw is +220.

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This is such a tight game to call and I can see it ending in a draw in an intense physical and tactical battle. For many Chelsea are the favorites to prevail, but never write off Man City under Pep Guardiola. I’m going to sit firmly on the fence. Chelsea 1-1 Manchester City.

How to watch Chelsea vs Manchester City, stream live, TV channel and start time

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Newcastle vs Manchester United: How to watch live, stream link, team news


No, you didn’t turn back the hands of time; We’ve got a proper top-four battle between Manchester United and Newcastle United at the latter’s St. James’ Park on Sunday (watch live, 11am ET on USA Network and online via

There are significant injury or absence concerns for both teams as Casemiro and Joelinton are both suspended, Miguel Almiron out, and Raphael Varane, Marcus Rashford, and Christian Eriksen in question.


Man United will enter the match in third place, three points clear of fifth-place Newcastle. Both have played 26 matches this Premier League season, two fewer than fourth-place Tottenham.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Newcastle vs Manchester United.

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How to watch Newcastle vs Manchester United live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 11am ET, Sunday
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Newcastle vs Manchester United video preview, predictions

Key storylines & star players

So we know the stars: Bruno Fernandes, Bruno Guimaraes, Antony, Alekander Isak. But who’s going to step up if Botman or Pope can’t go for Newcastle? Will Fred and Scott McTominay be able to pull off a top performance should Sabitzer join Casemiro on the shelf? Is Harry Maguire going to deliver the goods if Varane cannot go?

Injuries, man. They cause so many questions!

Newcastle team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Sven Botman (other), Nick Pope (thigh), Allan Saint-Maximin (thigh), Joelinton (suspension) Anthony Gordon (ankle). OUT: Emil Krafth (knee), Ryan Fraser (other), Miguel Almiron (thigh).

Manchester United team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Christian Eriksen (ankle), Marcel Sabitzer (knee), Anthony Martial (groin), Raphael Varane (other), Marcus Rashford (ankle). OUT: Donny van de Beek (knee), Casemiro (suspension), Alejandro Garnacho (ankle), Mason Greenwood (other).

Premier League winners – Full list of every champion


The Premier League winners are yet to be determined for the 2022-23 season but there is going to be one epic battle to decide who are crowned champions.

With Arsenal leading the way but Manchester City set to hunt them down in the final months of the current campaign, it makes you think back to some of the great teams, and champs, in years gone by.

From Manchester United’s legendary treble winning side to the Leicester City fairytale and Arsenal’s Invincibles, there have been so many amazing title winners over the 30 seasons of the Premier League.

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Below you will find a list of every Premier League winner since the league was formed in 1992-93, with just seven teams being able to call themselves champions since then.

Premier League winners – List of every champion

1992-93: Manchester United
1993-94: Manchester United
1994-95: Blackburn Rovers
1995-96: Manchester United
1996-97: Manchester United
1997-98: Arsenal
1998-99: Manchester United
1999-00: Manchester United
2000-01: Manchester United
2001-02: Arsenal
2002-03: Manchester United
2003-04: Arsenal
2004-05: Chelsea
2005-06: Chelsea
2006-07: Manchester United
2007-08: Manchester United
2008-09: Manchester United
2009-10: Chelsea
2010-11: Manchester United
2011-12: Manchester City
2012-13: Manchester United
2013-14: Manchester City
2014-15: Chelsea
2015-16: Leicester City
2016-17: Chelsea
2017-18: Manchester City
2018-19: Manchester City
2019-20: Liverpool
2020-21: Manchester City
2021-22: Manchester City
2022-23: TBD

West Ham vs Southampton: How to watch live, stream link, team news


West Ham and Southampton clash in a huge relegation six-pointer at London Stadium on Sunday, with the Hammers and Saints separated by just one point.


How are the Hammers in this situation? Well, they’ve won just two of their last 14 Premier League games and the pressure is mounting on David Moyes as his side sit in the relegation zone with 12 games of the season to go following their 1-1 draw at home to Aston Villa last time out in the league. They have won all eight of their UEFA Conference League games as they’ve reached the quarterfinal (they play Belgian side Gent in the last eight) but their league form has suffered badly. Five of their six Premier League wins this season have come at home though, so they will be hoping the home fans get behind them early on in this one.

As for Southampton, well, they are scrapping. Interim head coach Ruben Selles saw his side fight back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 late on against Tottenham last time out and that draw felt like a win. Can Saints keep the positive momentum going? They have become better defensively but time is running out and although they are just two points from safety they have played at least one more game than all of the teams around them. They have a tough remaining schedule but have fared well against the big boys this season and they drew with West Ham in the return game back in October as this looks like a very even matchup.

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Here’s everything you need for West Ham vs Southampton.

How to watch West Ham vs Southampton live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 9am ET, Sunday
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Key storylines & in-form players to watch

Declan Rice is the main man for West Ham and he is doing his best to dig in and drive them forward. Other than that, Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen, Gianluca Scamacca and Danny Ings all need to find some form, and fast, if they’re going to drag West Ham up the table and away from this relegation battle they were never supposed to be anywhere near.

Southampton’s main man James Ward-Prowse is also dragging Saints through games and an unlikely resurgence from the fit-again Theo Walcott has played a big role in them picking up plenty of points since Selles took charge. The young duo of Romeo Lavia and Armel Bella-Kotchap continue to progress nicely in midfield and defense respectively and Saints now feel like they have a chance of getting out of the bottom three.

West Ham team news, injuries, lineup options

QUESTIONABLE: Lukasz Fabianski (face), Michail Antonio (calf), Vladimir Coufal (foot), Emerson (illness), Nayef Aguerd (hip), Gianluca Scamacca (knee)

Southampton team news, injuries, lineup options

OUT: Juan Larios (thigh), Armel Bella-Kotchap (shoulder), Valentino Livramento (hamstring) | QUESTIONABLE: Che Adams (calf), Mohammed Salisu (knock)

Premier League title race: Current form, key fixtures, injuries, odds, predictions


The Premier League title race is going down to the wire in the 2022-23 season and there are some huge games coming up between now and the final day on May 28.

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Can Arsenal win the first Premier League title since 2003-04? Will Manchester City win three in a row to make it five titles in the last six seasons under Pep Guardiola?

For a while it looked like Manchester United could come from nowhere to stun everyone and secure their first title in a decade, but they have regressed in recent weeks and it is now truly a two-horse race between Arsenal and Man City.

Below is a look at the key fixtures, current form, odds and predictions for the contenders to be crowned Premier League champions.

Remaining fixtures for title contenders

Arsenal (72 points through 29 games): Liverpool (A), West Ham (A), Southampton (H), Man City (A), Chelsea (H), Newcastle (A), Brighton (H), Nottingham Forest (A), Wolves (H)

Manchester City (64 points through 28 games): Southampton (A), Leicester City (H), Brighton (A), Arsenal (H), Fulham (A), Leeds (H), Everton (A), Chelsea (H), West Ham (H), Brentford (A)

Key fixtures that will decide the Premier League title

Saturday, April 1: Manchester City 4-1 Liverpool – Recap, video highlights, player ratings
Sunday, April 9: Arsenal vs Liverpool – 11:30am ET
Wednesday, April 26: Manchester City vs Arsenal – 3pm ET
Saturday, April 29: Arsenal vs Chelsea – 12:30pm ET
Saturday, May 6: Newcastle vs Arsenal – 10am ET
Saturday, May 20: Manchester City vs Chelsea – 10am ET

Current form (As of March 20, 2023)

Arsenal’s last 5 results: WWWWW
Manchester City’s last 5 results: WWWWD

Current Premier League table

Premier League standings

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Key injuries

Arsenal: Mohamed Elneny (no return date), Takehiro Tomiyasu (knee), Eddie Nketiah (ankle), William Saliba (back)

Manchester City: Erling Haaland (groin), Phil Foden (appendectomy)

Premier League title odds (As of March 24, 2023)

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Arsenal: -165
Manchester City: +138
Manchester United: +10000

Prediction for Premier League title race

1. Manchester City – 87 points (Win the title on goal difference)
2. Arsenal – 87 points
3. Manchester United – 75 points