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Man City vs Chelsea preview, press conference info, kick-off time, team news and how to watch live stream

Everything you need to know about this weekend's game against Man City, as well as the subjects that could be raised in Frank Lampard's media conference which will preview the fixture...


When and where

The match takes place at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday 23 November. Kick-off is 5.30pm UK time. 
 

Frank Lampard's press conference

The manager will be speaking to the media on Friday at 1.30pm. As always you can watch his press conference live on this website and the Fifth Stand.

Here are some of the possible discussion points...
 

England milestones

It was a memorable international break for our quartet of young English players on international duty. Fikayo Tomori made his senior debut, Callum Hudson-Odoi featured at that level for the first time since March, and both Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount netted their maiden England goals in the comfortable wins over Montenegro and Kosovo respectively. Lampard could be asked for his feelings on watching his youngsters do so well. 

Meeting with the champions

Lampard's Blues are looking for a club record eighth consecutive away win in all competitions, and a sixth success on the road in the Premier League in a row. Standing in our way are Manchester City, and what we need to do to taste victory again could be put to the boss. 

Injury latest

The international break has meant many Blues players have been representing their countries all over the world, and Lampard might be asked what condition they have all returned to Cobham in. 

Mourinho to Tottenham

Lampard's former manager at Chelsea Jose Mourinho has replaced Mauricio Pochettino at Tottenham this week, and he is bound to be asked for his thoughts on the appointment. 


Latest Chelsea team news

Christian Pulisic missed USA's two games over the international break with a hip injury, while Toni Rudiger hasn't featured since September as he continues to manage his recovery from injury. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is a longer-term absentee. 

Latest Man City team news

Ederson is expected to be fit again between the posts having missed City's loss at Liverpool last time out. David Silva and Rodri should also be fit but Bernardo Silva is serving a one-match suspension. 

City's long-term injury absentees are Aymeric Laporte, Aleks Zinchenko and Leroy Sane. 

 

Man City vs Chelsea head-to-head record

Man City have lost more Premier League games against Chelsea (25) than they have against any other side in the competition.

Chelsea have won one and lost three of our last four Premier League away games against Man City, including our heaviest-ever defeat in the corresponding fixture last season.

This is just the fifth time in the last nine seasons that Manchester City are facing Chelsea in a Premier League game while below us in the table. The Citizens haven’t won any of the previous four in that time (two draws, two defeats).

City have stopped Chelsea from scoring in five of the last six meetings in all competitions.

How to Watch?

Saturday's game is being broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK, and highlights will be available on the Fifth Stand App and this website from two hours after the final whistle. 

How to Listen live?

Chelsea TV will be providing live audio commentary on the Fifth Stand App and this website, and there will also be live text commentary on those platforms.

Who is the referee and who is in charge of VAR?

Referee: Martin Atkinson
VAR: Andre Marriner

Martin Atkinson’s one Blues game this season was our 3-2 win at Carrow Road against Norwich in August.

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