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:


OFF THE LINE! Thiago rescues Chelsea

62 mins: Thomas Tuchel blinks first and looks to the bench. N’Golo Kante is replaced with Kai Havertz for the last 30 minutes or so.

Grealish is taken out in midfield but not before he sends the ball down the wing for Cancelo. The left-back carries it into the box on the break and curls it into the middle. Mendy dives down to tap the ball away from Foden but it rolls to Jesus who whacks it at goal only for Thiago Silva to boot it off the goalline!

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:50

SAVE! Mendy denies Grealish

Chelsea 0 - 1 Man City

59 mins: City are creating more chances now. Grealish takes on Azpilicueta when bringing the ball into the box from the left. He shimmies to the right and gets away a shot but Mendy dives low to his left and tips the ball wide of the back post! Great save.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:47

Chelsea 0 - 1 Man City

56 mins: Now it gets interesting. Chelsea will have open up more if they want to win this game which could play into the hands of Manchester City.

Mateo Kovacic weaves away from Bernardo Silva in the middle of the park before slotting a good through ball into the box. Timo Werner runs after it but Ederson comes out to scoop up the ball first.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:45

GOAL! Chelsea 0 - 1 Man City (Jesus, 53’)⚽️

53 mins: The deadlock is broken! It’s a well deserved goal for Manchester City who have been dominant for most of this game. The corner is played played short to Bernardo who passes it back to De Bruyne. He works the ball to the front edge of the box where Cancelo smokes one at goal. Gabriel Jesus blocks the effort, but spins towards goal and squeezes it into the bear bottom corner with the help of a deflection off Jorginho!

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:41

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

51 mins: Nice work from Cancelo on City’s left wing wins them yet another corner after he takes on Christensen and Thiago Silva. He’s having a good game so far is the Man City left-back.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:40

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

48 mins: Chance! Grealish brings the ball into the left side of the box before pulling it back to De Bruyne. He shoots but the effort is blocked. The ball comes back to De Bruyne who works it back across to Grealish. Joao Cancelo makes overlapping run off the ball to draw away Azpilicueta allowing Grealish to shift to the right and curl one towards the back post but it goes wide.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:37

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

Second half: Romelu Lukaku restarts the match at Stamford Bridge. There hasn’t been any further substitutions from the managers at half-time so it’s as we were.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:34

Elsewhere in the Premier League

There’s not much goal action in the other early kick either. Manchester United are taking on Aston Villa. The Red Devils have had plenty of shots but it reamins 0-0 at the break. Updates for that match can be found here:

Man United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Latest Premier League updates

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side, who sit joint-top of the Premier League, are looking to bounce back after defeat midweek in the EFL Cup against West Ham

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:31

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

In his managerial career, Man City boss Pep Guardiola has lost more games against Chelsea than he has vs any other opponent in all competitions (8). Indeed, the Blues could become the first team to win four consecutive matches against the Spaniard.

City have taken the attack to Chelsea in the first half. They’ve made it difficult for the Blues to play through them so much so that Chelsea have only had one shot at goal.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:27

Chelsea 0 - 0 Man City

He’s had just one chance to improve on this statistic today but blasted it too high from outside the box.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 13:23

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