City, usually so dominant, have struggled so far this season and lost convincingly to Emma Hayes’s side only a couple of weeks ago in the FA Cup semi-final, though do boast a strong record at home to Chelsea.
They have never lost to the London outfit at the Academy Stadium in the WSL and do head into the fixture enjoying the benefit of a full week in preparation, while Chelsea have been on - albeit not exactly strenuous - Champions League duty.
The sight of City languishing in mid-table is certainly a strange one but a win today could breathe life into their campaign, particularly with Tottenham facing a difficult looking tie at home to unbeaten Arsenal.
Still, little has gone to plan this season and Chelsea have title aspirations of their own, making for a fascinating encounter.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 15.00pm GMT kick-off at the Academy Stadium in Manchester on Sunday November 14, 2021.
Where to watch Man City vs Chelsea
TV channel: Today’s match will be broadcast on Sky Sports Premier League.
Live stream: Sky subscribers will be able to watch the game through the Sky Go app.
LIVE coverage: Standard Sport will be bringing you minute-by-minute updates with our dedicated match blog.
Man City vs Chelsea team news
City’s injury list is lengthy.
Khadija Shaw is likely to join Karen Bardsley, Ellie Roebuck, Khiara Keating, Steph Houghton, Esme Morgan, Lucy Bronze and Chloe Kelly on the sidelines, representing quite the concerns for head coach Gareth Taylor.
Chelsea, meanwhile, could bring Ji So-Yun back into the fold after Drew Spence replaced her during midweek’s thrashing of Servette.
Man City vs Chelsea prediction
History is against Chelsea here but, given how soundly they beat City only a few weeks ago, it’s hard to see them losing.
Chelsea to win 3-0.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Man City wins: 5
Chelsea wins: 7