City already have a Carabao Cup final, against Tottenham, to look forward to at the national stadium later this month and are on the cusp of wrapping up the Premier League title, despite last weekend’s surprise defeat to Leeds.
Victory over Borussia Dortmund in midweek saw them through to a Champions League semi-final against PSG, and this fixture could yet prove a dress rehearsal for an all-English final in that competition, with Chelsea set to take on Real Madrid on the other side of the draw after knocking out Porto.
For the Blues, the FA Cup represents one of two chances to end a tumultuous campaign with silverware, and the winners of this tie will no doubt go into the final - against either Southampton or Leicester - as favourites.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Chelsea vs Man City is scheduled for a 5:30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, April 17, 2021.
The game will be played behind closed doors at Wembley, in line with current coronavirus restrictions.
How to watch Chelsea vs Man City
TV channel: Saturday’s game will be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage starting at 5pm.
Live stream: TV licence fee payers can stream the match live on the BBC website and via the BBC iPlayer app.
Chelsea vs Man City team news
Chelsea will be without Mateo Kovacic after the midfielder picked up a hamstring injury in training, which also saw him miss the Champions League tie with Porto in midweek.
Sergio Aguero is likely to be out with a minor problem which saw him sit out the win in Dortmund, but Aymeric Laporte is expected to be fit after missing the Leeds defeat.
Chelsea vs Man City lineups
Chelsea predicted XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Ziyech, Mount; Havertz
Manchester City predicted XI (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Foden, Bernardo, Sterling
Chelsea vs Man City prediction
With both sides having played huge European games in midweek, we can probably expect a tight affair and an intriguing tactical battle.
Man City to win in extra-time.
Chelsea vs Man City head-to-head (h2h) history and results
Chelsea wins: 68
Man City wins: 59
Last meeting: Chelsea 1-3 Man City (January 3, 2021)
Chelsea vs Man City betting odds and tips
Chelsea to win: 4/1
Draw in 90 mins: 11/4
Man City to win: 10/11
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