Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction today

The European champions beat the Citizens three successive times at the end of last season but Pep Guardiola’s side ran out winners at Stamford Bridge

Michael Jones
Saturday 25 September 2021 15:23
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Follow live reaction after Manchester City beat Chelsea in what could be a pivotal match in this season’s Premier League title race.

The Blues beat the defending champions three successive times at the end of last season, including the Champions League final in May to become European champions for a second time. But City earned a measure of revenge with an all-important three points in their bid to defend their crown on Saturday afternoon.

Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal of the game after his deflected second-half shot beat Edouard Mendy in the home goal.Thomas Tuchel's side responded to the setback but were unable to get back on terms and failed to register a single shot on target.

Follow all the latest reaction and analysis from Stamford Bridge:


Half-time: Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

45+2 mins: Goalless then at Stamford Bridge. Chances have been few and far between. Romelu Lukaku had an early look but got beat to the ball by Aymeric Laporte. City dominated possession but found it difficult to break Chelsea down. When they did, the best chance fell to Gabriel Jesus who couldn’t find the target.

As expected it’s a tight affair. One goal either way could be enough to clinch all three points.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:19

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

45 mins: Another corner from Foden is swung into the box for City. Dias runs to meet it at the far post but Christensen gets up higher and heads it clear.

Two added minutes to play in the first half.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:16

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

42 mins: Thiago Silva hits a fantastic crossfield pass out to Azpilicueta and Chelsea throw men into the box. Lukaku wants it early but Azpilicueta holds on to the ball. The cross does eventually come in but Alonso can’t get to it under pressure from Walker.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:14

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

39 mins: Big chance! A one touch pass from De Bruyne sets Foden flying into the left side of the box. Foden chips the ball over to Jesus who chests it down, checks to the left and then blasts an effort on the half-volley wide of the far post!

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:12

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

36 mins: Chance! Nothing’s happening in the Chelsea box for Manchester City so Kevin De Bruyne brings the ball inside from the left and hits one from range. He connects well but doesn’t find the target and Mendy watches the shot sail over the crossbar.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:09

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

33 mins: That’s nice work from Walker. He drives inside from the right wing and threads a pinpoint pass into De Bruyne just inside the box. De Bruyne shimmies to his left to create half a yard but then has his effort at goal blocked by Christensen and Chelsea clear the danger.

Kante sends a ball over the top for Werner to chase down but Ederson flies out of his area to beat him there and boot it straight out of play.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:04

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

30 mins: Nope. Thomas Tuchel takes no chances on his young England star. He replaces him with Thiago Silva. Azpilicueta will push up to the right wingback role with Thiago slotting into the central defence and Christensen moving to the right side of the back three.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:00

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

27 mins: City surround Edouard Mendy as De Bruyne whips a corner into the six-yard box. The Chelsea goalkeeper is pretty confident though and he reaches out to punch the ball clear of the box.

Reece James went over on his ankle earlier in the game and stays down after the corner. Michael Oliver calls on the medical staff and it doesn’t look like he’ll be able to continue.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:59

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

24 mins: Mateo Kovacic sends a loose ball across to N’Golo Kante who can’t bring it under control. It skips past him and Jack Grealish takes over. Sensing the danger Kante is onto him in a flash and he wins the ball before Grealish can shoot from just outside the box.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:55

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

21 mins: Bernardo Silva and Antonio Rudiger get into a contest of words after a bit of argy-bargy off the ball. Referee Michael Oliver tells them to cut it out and get on with the game.

Like clockwork Cancelo swings a ball into the far side of the box where Bernardo makes his run and Rudiger nips in front of him to make a headed clearance.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:53

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