For the second time in four days Chelsea take on Manchester City, this time at the Etihad Stadium in the FA Cup. Here we look at the two teams' shared history as well as all the key facts and figures...

Man City vs Chelsea: Head-to-head record

Played 173
Won 71
Drawn 40
Lost 62

Biggest win for each team

Manchester City 6-0 Chelsea - 2018/19 - Premier League
Chelsea 6-0 Manchester City - 2007/08 - Premier League
Manchester City’s biggest win against Chelsea in the FA Cup – 3-0 in 1970/71 at Stamford Bridge
Chelsea’s biggest FA Cup win against Manchester City – 5-1 in 2015/16 at Stamford Bridge

This will be the last of three meetings with Manchester City in the space of six games. Apart from Thursday’s Premier League clash, we met them in the Carabao Cup third round just before the break for the World Cup.

Chelsea and Manchester City face each other in the FA Cup for the seventh occasion. The most recent being the 2020/21 semi-final at Wembley.

Manchester City are looking for a fifth successive victory against the Blues for the first time in their history. Our last win was our Champions League success in May 2021.

City have kept a clean sheet in our last four encounters in all competitions since Kai Havertz scored the winner in Porto.

Since December 2009, Man City have won 11 of our 15 matches in league and cup at the Etihad Stadium with the Blues winning three (all league) in 2014, 2016 and 2021.

Our seven FA Cup meetings

1914/15 third round, Hyde Road - W 1-0
1947/48 fourth round, Maine Road - L 0-2
1970/71 fourth round, Stamford Bridge - L 0-3
2012/13 semi-finals, Wembley - L 1-2
2013/14 fifth round, Etihad Stadium - L 0-2
2015/16 fifth round, Stamford Bridge - W 5-1
2020/21 semi-finals, Wembley - W 1-0

Chelsea form

Last five results in all competitions

Manchester City - Carabao Cup (a) - L 0-2
Newcastle United - Premier League (a) - L 0-1
Bournemouth - Premier League (h) - W 2-0
Nottingham Forest - Premier League (a) - D 1-1
Manchester City - Premier League (h) - L 0-1

Chelsea have won our last 24 third-round FA Cup ties, which is a competition record.

We last lost a third-round tie in 1998, when Manchester United beat us 5-3 at Stamford Bridge. Our last away defeat at this stage was to Middlesbrough in 1993, when Ian Porterfield was in charge of the Blues.

Man City form

Last five results in all competitions

Brentford - Premier League (h) - L 1-2
Liverpool - Carabao Cup (h) - W 3-2
Leeds United - Premier League (a) - W 3-1
Everton - Premier League (h) - D 1-1
Chelsea - Premier League (a) - W 1-0

Manchester City last lost a third-round tie in 2012 when Manchester United won 3-2 at the Etihad. They have lost three other FA Cup matches at this stage since the turn of the century – 2009 v Nottingham Forest (h), 2005 v Oldham (a) and 2003 v Liverpool (h).

City’s home defeat to Brentford in December followed a run of 16 straight victories at the Etihad. Their last 19 home games in all competitions have yielded 86 goals (66-20), an average of four-and-a-half goals per game.

Chelsea stats

Chelsea have won the FA Cup eight times – in 1970, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2018. Only Arsenal (14) and Man Utd (12) have won the trophy on more occasions.

Chelsea’s top scorers in the FA Cup (current squad) are Hakim Ziyech with four goals and Mason Mount three.

Of the current players, Cesar Azpilicueta has made the most appearances in the competition for Chelsea – 38. Only eight players have played in more FA Cup games for the club in our history.

This is the fourth consecutive season Chelsea have played the same team in both domestic competitions and 14th time overall. We have yet to lose both in the same campaign during 90 minutes, although we were defeated in penalty shoot-outs by Liverpool in both finals in 2022/23.



League Cup

FA Cup


Manchester United

L 1-2

W 3-1



W 6-0

W 1-0



D 0-0*

D 0-0*


Manchester City

L 0-1


* Lost on penalties after extra time

Chelsea milestones

If selected, Mateo Kovacic will make his 150th start for the club in all competitions.

Man City stats

Man City have been eliminated at the FA Cup semi-final stage in their past three seasons.

Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 65 goals in their 26 matches in all competitions, an average of 2.5 per game.

Rodri has started 23 of City’s 26 games this term, more than any other player.

Erling Haaland leads their scoring with 27 goals (41 per cent of City’s total) followed by Phil Foden eight and Julian Alvarez seven. City’s Norwegian striker has scored 18 goals in his last 11 appearances at the Etihad.

FA Cup history

Winners: 1904, 1934, 1956, 1969, 2011, 2019
Runners-up: 1926, 1933, 1955, 1981, 2013
Semi-finalists: 1924, 1932, 2017, 2020, 2021, 2022

FA Cup third-round fixtures featuring Premier League clubs

Friday 6 January FA Cup results

  • Manchester United 3 Everton 1

Saturday 7 January FA Cup fixtures

  • Crystal Palace v Southampton 12.30pm

  • Gillingham v Leicester City 12.30pm (BBC One)

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth 12.30pm

  • Blackpool v Nottingham Forest 3pm

  • Bournemouth v Burnley 3pm

  • Hull City v Fulham 3pm

  • Middlesbrough v Brighton & Hove Albion 3pm

  • Brentford v West Ham United 5.30pm

  • Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United 6pm (BBC One)

  • Liverpool v Wolverhampton Wanderers 8pm (ITV4)

Sunday 8 January FA Cup fixtures

  • Cardiff City v Leeds United 2pm (ITV1)

  • Aston Villa v Stevenage 4.30pm

  • Manchester City v Chelsea 4.30pm (BBC One)

Monday 9 January FA Cup fixtures

  • Oxford United v Arsenal 8pm (ITV1)