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‘What a player!’ Pep believes Lukaku has made Chelsea a ‘stronger’ team

Follow live coverage as Chelsea host Manchester City in a pivotal match in this season’s Premier League title race.

Thomas Tuchel is ignoring his rivalry with Pep Guardiola, after beating the Spaniard three straight times, including the iconic 1-0 victory in the Champions League final.

City will be keen to reestablish their dominance as they defend their title, having slipped off the pace further last weekend with the goalless draw with Southampton, but the Blues now have a newfound cutting edge in attack, following the acquisition of Romelu Lukaku. City sit three points behind the Blues, who are joint-top alongside Liverpool and Manchester United, with a fascinating title race in store.

The game is likely to fall into the category of a “six-pointer”, with Tuchel claiming the match is a 50-50 contest: “It is a six-pointer between two teams who are clearly rivals for the top four, but it’s too early (for the title race). The last three games, I see three 50-50 matches… Little details decide, small situations can give you an advantage, you need a little bit of luck. I expect another 50-50 match tomorrow. It does not take a miracle to win but we need our best performance… it will be one of the biggest tests in European football.” Follow live updates from Stamford Bridge below:

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Man City

6 mins: Jesus has started strongly on the right side for Man City. He takes on Marcos Alonso and manages to get a low cross into the box. Andreas Christensen clears it but Walker regains possession quickly. He slots a pass into the right side of the box where Jesus collects the ball. He looks for another cross into the middle but is hit with a strong, sliding tackle from Antonio Rudiger.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:38

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3 mins: Man City have flown up the pitch to press Chelsea high. They’ve got five men in the final third and have twice forced the Blues to give the ball away.

Gabriel Jesus flicks a lovely ball into the box from the right side but Cesar Azpilicueta gets to it first and heads it behind for the first corner of the game.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:34

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Chelsea 0 – 0 Man City

Kick off: A huge early season fixture as the champions of Europe take on the champions of England. Phil Foden kicks off the match for Manchester City. They work the ball over to the right side of the defence and Kyle Walker fires one up the wing. Foden attempts to chase it down but the ball skips on after it bounces and goes out for a goalkick.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:31

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Here come the teams. This should be a game of high quality and tension. There may not be many goals and the first team to score will have a big advantage.

Man City are expected to dominate possession but will they convert that time on the ball into viable chances? They’ll know Chelsea are a big threat all over the pitch.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:27

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Pep Guardiola must find the formula to slow down Chelsea’s breathtaking progress under Thomas Tuchel

Chelsea’s rapid reassertion of power this year blindsided Manchester City – and the rest of the Premier League. While Pep Guardiola’s attention was elsewhere, the west London club re-emerged as the main contenders to stop the champions defending their title.

The two teams meet at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and Guardiola has no illusions about the importance of beating Thomas Tuchel’s side.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:22

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Pep Guardiola has suffered eight defeats versus Chelsea in his managerial career, more than against any other side, including four losses at Stamford Bridge.

Kevin de Bruyne has scored in each of his last three top-flight appearances against Chelsea – the only player to net in four consecutive Premier League games against a club they previously played for is Craig Bellamy versus Newcastle between 2007 and 2011.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:18

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Manchester City are in danger of failing to score in back-to-back league matches for the first time under Pep Guardiola.

City have failed to net in two of their five Premier League games this season – they last drew a blank in at least three of their opening six matches in 2006 under Stuart Pearce.

Defeat would leave City with their lowest points tally at this stage since 2013, when they earned 10 from their opening six fixtures but nonetheless eventually won the title.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:15

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Thomas Tuchel looks beyond Pep Guardiola rivalry with Chelsea prepared to ‘suffer’ against Man City

Chelsea manager Tuchel can become the first coach to inflict four defeats in a row on City supremo Guardiola, when the sides meet in Premier League action at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:12

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Romelu Lukaku is the only Chelsea player to net more than one top-flight goal this season, with the Londoners boasting a league-high 10 different scorers (excluding own goals).

Lukaku has five goals in 16 league and cup appearances versus Manchester City, but has failed to score in his last four games against them (all with Manchester United).

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Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:09

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Chelsea have conceded one league goal this season, their lowest total at this stage since 2010, when – coincidentally – they lost their sixth match 1-0 to Manchester City.

They have kept 15 clean sheets in 24 Premier League games under Thomas Tuchel, more than any other side since the German took charge and the Blues are unbeaten in 91 top-flight home matches in which they led at half-time since a 5-3 loss against Arsenal in 2011 with 75 wins, and 16 draws.

Michael Jones25 September 2021 12:04



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