Man City saw off Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night, and Chelsea made light work of Real Madrid to make it an all-English final in Istanbul on May 29.
A quirk of the Premier League calendar means Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel immediately face off after their midweek triumphs, though this game is more than just preparation for their Turkish delight.
Given Manchester United’s game against Liverpool was postponed last Sunday, a win over Chelsea would see City confirmed as Premier League champions.
As for Chelsea, they sit four points clear in fourth place, but a defeat could allow the likes of West Ham, Liverpool and Tottenham to put the pressure on in the final few games of the season.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at the Etihad Stadium.
Where to watch Man City vs Chelsea
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Man City vs Chelsea team news
Man City XI: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Laporte, Ake, Mendy, Rodrigo, Torres, Sterling, Aguero, Jesus
Subs: Steffen, Walker, Gundogan, Zinchenko, Bernardo, Fernandinho, Mahrez, Foden, Garcia
Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Kante, James, Ziyech, Gilmour, Alonso, Pulisic, Werner
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Jorginho, Abraham, Zouma, Giroud, Hudson-Odoi, Havertz, Emerson Palmieri, Livramento
Man City vs Chelsea prediction
Both managers know all eyes will be on this one ahead of the Champions League Final, so expect a tight contest with little given away.
The odd goal could decide things - as it did when Chelsea beat City in the FA CUp semi-finals back in April - but don’t be surprised by a stalemate in Manchester.
Man City vs Chelsea head to head (h2h) results
(Premier League fixtures only)
Man City wins: 14
Chelsea wins: 26
Last meeting: Chelsea 1-3 Man City (03/01/2021)
Man City vs Chelsea odds and betting tips
City win: 19/20
Chelsea win: 10/3
1-1 result: 5/1
Odds via Betfair (subject to change). Click here to find out more.