Manchester City face Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 23. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
After falling to Liverpool before the November international break, Manchester City need to buckle down and focus on playing flawless football for the remainder of the campaign. A nine-point gap separates City from Liverpool, as Pep Guardiola’s side has fallen to fourth in the table behind second-place Leicester City and the team they face on Saturday.
Chelsea have looked like one of Europe’s most dangerous clubs under new manager Frank Lampard, who has instilled a great deal of fight in his young, hungry squad. Players like Christian Pulisic and Tammy Abraham have been on absolute fire this season, while Willian is stepping out of Eden Hazard’s shadow and is finally playing up to his potential again.
City have the home-field advantage at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, but it feels like Chelsea are coming into the match with much more momentum. As the defending champions, City still have to be considered the favorites, but they will have their hands full against a Chelsea squad that includes a world-class midfield capable of countering Guardiola’s tactical approach to controlling games in the middle of the park.
The Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea will be broadcast on NBCSN. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports Gold, which you can access with a subscription.
If Chelsea win, they can create some breathing space between themselves and City, putting even more pressure on the reigning champions to be perfect going forward. Whereas a win for City would be huge for morale and represent an important bounce-back performance from one of Europe’s most talented sides.