It’s that time of year again, the FA Cup, and it’s time to take a look at whether Manchester City vs Chelsea is a fixture. The 141st incarnation of the competition is set to take place in 2021-22, and both teams are in the third round of the competition.
Manchester City vs Chelsea FA Cup third-round prospects
Chelsea and Manchester City will both play in the FA Cup third round this weekend. The draw will be made on Friday and you can watch it live on the BBC website. It will also be televised on BBC One.
These two Premier League teams will be looking to get one over on each other in this third round. This will be the second time that these two have played each other in the FA Cup this season. They last met in August at Villa Park.
Chelsea have made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup on six occasions, while Manchester City have won it six times. In fact, Pep Guardiola has a decent record against the London club, winning four straight meetings.
Manchester City are in a strong position in the league, with five wins, one draw and a loss. However, they have been inconsistent away from home this season. For instance, they have scored just one goal in eight games away from home.
On the other hand, Chelsea have only won one game away from home in the last six months. Despite this, they are still in tenth place in the table.
As far as the FA Cup is concerned, Chelsea have been in good form in recent weeks. The FA Cup tie against Manchester City represents a chance for the Blues to get back on track.
However, this match will not be easy. A team that has won six FA Cups in the past four years is hard to beat. Moreover, a team that has been to the final of the Champions League twice in the past two seasons is going to be in a different category.
FA Cup 2021-22
Manchester City will be looking to get their season back on track when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup third round on Sunday. They are looking for their fifth straight win against the Blues, and a victory would put them within five points of league leaders Arsenal.
Pep Guardiola’s team won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday in their second league match in a week. Raheem Sterling scored his first goal for City, and Phil Foden added another.
But despite a dominant first half, the Blues couldn’t find the opening goal. Carney Chukwuemeka hit the post in the first half. In the second half, Youri Tielemans scored.
Despite a first half injury to Raheem Sterling, the Blues remained competitive. And John Stones was outstanding in the midfield, earning a special mention from the City fans. He made a superb tackle on Christian Pulisic in the six-yard box.
The Blues have won six of their last eleven league matches at home, and will look to regain some momentum in the fixture against City. But the Blues haven’t won any of their last three FA Cup finals, and are on a losing streak against City.
The Chelsea side will rotate, with Jack Grealish and Alonso both likely to start. Julian Alvarez could also make his first appearance for the Blues since the World Cup.
Chelsea have struggled to keep up with the pace of the competition this season. However, it’s still possible they can pick up a first win over Manchester City in the FA Cup since the 2012/13 season.
If you can’t make it to the game, you can watch it live on ITV and BBC iPlayer. It will kick off at 4:30pm local time.
141st incarnation in 2021-22
Manchester City are on course for a treble this season, but they could still be denied a title if the team around them can produce a better performance. It should be noted that the FA Cup is not owned by the winner, so Manchester City will not have a claim on the trophy until after the final.
As a matter of fact, the competition has produced five trophies since 1872. Despite that, Pep Guardiola’s men have yet to pick up a trophy, despite an unbeaten run in the EFL Cup. They lost to West Ham United in the fourth round, but were knocked out of the FA Cup by Liverpool in the semi-finals.
The competition has produced several high-profile winners. But no side has been able to do it all. So, a rematch of the FA Cup finalists will be a good way to see who’s up for the challenge.
For now, the best bet for glory is likely to be Chelsea, who finished third last season. After a rousing victory over Middlesbrough, the Blues haven’t scored more than three points in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge in the current campaign.
The EFL Cup is a promising alternative. They have had a near-unbeaten streak in the competition for nearly five years. A win for City would put them within five points of league leaders Arsenal. With the likes of Raheem Sterling, Christian Pulisic, and Mason Mount in the mix, they’re well-positioned to make a breakthrough.
Of course, the biggest question is whether the competition can deliver. Having already played the club in the Carabao Cup, they’ve faced the Blues in the top flight, but the FA Cup is a whole other ballgame.
Live streaming on Sony LIV
Man City and Chelsea will face each other for the third round of the FA Cup. The match will be held at the Etihad Stadium. While the fixture will be televised on the Sony Sports Network, fans will be able to live stream the game on the Sony LIV app.
Manchester City will be coming off of a 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League. On the other hand, Chelsea will be in a positive mood after beating Liverpool and Leicester City in the FA Cup in the last two rounds. It is a big week for both teams.
Manchester United is in good shape after a successful international break. In their last match, they defeated Aston Villa. Their other three games have all been wins. They are now in the third place of the league table.
Pep Guardiola has almost the whole squad available for selection. He is expected to make a few changes, however. Ruben Loftus-Cheek is likely to start in the absence of N’Golo Kante. However, Fabinho is doubtful due to a shoulder injury.
Chelsea have lost five of their previous eight matches. Meanwhile, Manchester United have won three of their last four games. These results make it a crucial clash.
This is a great opportunity for Graham Potter to win a domestic trophy in his first season. But he has yet to convince the Stamford Bridge faithful that he can do it.
Chelsea is currently in fourth place in the Premier League table. If they lose to Leicester at Tottenham, they will be dragged out of the top three. Moreover, Frank Lampard is in danger of losing his job.
A big FA Cup match up is coming up. Manchester City travel to Chelsea on Sunday. If both sides win they will move on to the fourth round. The game will be played at Etihad Stadium.
Chelsea are struggling with a number of injury problems. N’Golo Kante is out, Reece James is injured, Ben Chilwell is out, and Edouard Mendy is out. But the Blues are still likely to field a strong squad for this cup match.
Manchester City are on a five-game unbeaten run. Pep Guardiola’s side will also be looking to keep a clean sheet.
On Thursday, Man City beat Chelsea 1-0. Riyad Mahrez scored the winner. He also has six goals in all competitions.
The odds on Man City to win the match are very good. They are 3/1 (4.25).
Chelsea are a long shot. Even at 5/4 (8.5), the Blues are unlikely to win. This is because Manchester City are very good and have an impressive squad depth.
Pep Guardiola has never lost in the early stages of a domestic cup competition. So he will be keen to put his stamp on this cup match.
City have won each of their previous four matches against Chelsea without conceding. Only Chelsea have ever won more FA Cup games than Manchester City.
In addition, both teams will be looking to rotate. While both have good defensive depth, neither team has a great offensive one.
The game will likely be played in a makeshift formation. Manchester City will look to use their midfield to get the ball in the back of the net.
Despite the injuries, both teams will try to make it out of the third round. If the tie goes to a replay at Stamford Bridge, it will be an even bigger occasion.
This afternoon, Manchester City takes on Chelsea for the second time in four days, and the experts anticipate a rematch of Thursday’s game.
With three crucial Premier League points secured, City exited Stamford Bridge, and in today’s third-round FA Cup match at the Etihad Stadium, they hope to get beyond them.
Pep Guardiola and Graham Potter could use different lineups from the one that played on Thursday, but this game is still important for both teams since City is vying for trophies on all fronts and because Chelsea’s manager is already under fire following a lackluster start to his reign.
Chris Sutton wrote in his BBC column that “Manchester City have not really gained their stride since the World Cup, and a few callers to 606 this week blamed Erling Haaland for that, stating their goals are not shared around the team anymore,” which I found to be extraordinary.
“Chelsea have much more serious issues throughout their team, and even though their league matchup on Thursday at Stamford Bridge was close, I anticipate Pep Guardiola’s club to easily defeat Chelsea at Etihad Stadium on Sunday. The runners-up from the previous year have advanced to four of the last five FA Cup finals, but they won’t be going to Wembley this time.
The Premier League game last week was quite close, he told PaddyPower. Simply put, I believe this Chelsea team is getting better.
They’re not terrific, and Chelsea supporters feel very uneasy. Manchester City never stops playing.
In their last four games, they have won two, drawn one, and lost one. But Chelsea, do they stand to gain anything from this? I don’t believe it, but I do expect both teams to score.