Manchester City will look to get back to winning ways in the Carabao Cup — a competition they made their own under Pep Guardiola — when they host Chelsea in a mouthwatering third-round tie.
Before last season’s fourth-round defeat to West Ham on penalties, City had lifted the cup for four consecutive seasons form 2017/18 to 2020/21.
In the 2019 final they were penalty shoot-out winners over Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea. Graham Potter is the latest man in the Blues hot seat and will have his work cut out as he tries to arrest a run of four games without a win domestically.
City have won all 10 of their home matches across all competitions this season, scoring 39 goals in the process.
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What time is Man City vs Chelsea?
Manchester City play host to Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England. It kicks off at 8 p.m. GMT on Wednesday, November 9.
|Time||20:00 GMT||15:00 ET||15:00 ET||07:00 AEDT|
Manchester City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel
|TV channel||Sky Sports Football/Sky Sports Main Event||—||—||beIN SPORTS 2|
|Stream||Sky GO, NOW TV||ESPN+||fuboTV, DAZN||beIN SPORTS Connect, Kayo Sports|
UK: The match will be broadcast on Sky Sports and is available to stream via Sky GO or NOW TV.
USA: Fans can stream the match via ESPN+.
Australia: BeIN SPORTS 2 will broadcast the match, which is also available to stream through beIN SPORTS Connect and Kayo Sports.
Man City vs Chelsea lineups
Pep Guardiola’s line-up plan might have been thrown into flux by Saturday’s battling 2-1 win over Fulham, where City played for 65 minutes with 10 men to prevail despite Joao Cancelo being sent off. Because this is also a domestic competition, the Portugal full-back will be unavailable as he serves a one-match ban.
Erling Haaland came off the bench to net a stoppage-time winner from the penalty spot — his 23rd goal of the season —but the Norway striker faces another late fitness test as he continues to nurse the effects of a foot injury.
Manchester City predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez — Rodri, Silva — Foden, Alvarez, Grealish — Haaland.
Graham Potter will likely shuffle his pack again for Chelsea, with the likes of Conor Gallagher and Armando Broja in contention. Raheem Sterling could start against his former club.
Chelsea predicted lineup (4-3-3): Mendy (GK) — Azpilicueta, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella — Lofrus-Cheek, Gallagher, Zakaria — Pulisic, Broja, Sterling.
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Man City vs Chelsea betting odds, prediction
The particular circumstances of last weekend’s game against Fulham mean City might have already had their most difficult game against west London opponents this week.
Guardiola will be taking nothing for granted against a team and a coach he admires. No club has beaten the City boss more often in his coaching career than Chelsea (level on eight with Liverpool).
Prediction: The past three meetings between these sides have all finished 1-0, initially in Chelsea’s favour in the 2021 Champions League final before City won each Premier League game last season. Those games all featured Thomas Tuchel in the Chelsea dugout and Potter’s willingness to attack City, plus the likelihood of numerous changes by both teams means there could be goals.
Guardiola’s men can fight to preserve their perfect home record this term and emerge as 3-2 victors.
Odds shown are over 90 minutes
|Man City Win||4/9||10/21||1.45||1.44|
|Over 2.5 Goals||8/15||58/100||1.58||1.57|
|Both Teams to Score||4/6||3/4||1.75||1.73|