Chelsea vs Man City live stream and TV channel: How to watch

Chelsea’s season has has taken a sudden and unwelcome turn since their unbeaten start turned into two losses in the space of three games.

Maurizio Sarri is, for the first time, feeling some of that infamous Stamford Bridge pressure that each of his predecessors eventually succumbed to.

The Blues looked a team capable of mounting a title push as recently as three weeks ago, but Tottenham and Wolves exposed their vulnerabilities in successive away games and allowed a gap of ten points to open between them and the top.

The good news then – if we can call it good news – is that there is a chance to eat into that gap when the champions visit West London on Saturday, not to mention to re-establish their credentials as a side that could yet have a say in the title race.

Man City though are on exactly the kind of run that makes dropped points fatal for the chasing pack, and victory in this fixture last season helped sound the death knell on Chelsea’s hopes of retaining their title.

Now, like then, the champions are imperious – a win for Pep Guardiola at Stamford Bridge and the Premier League will surely be cut down to just a two-horse race.

Chelsea slipped up badly at Wolves on Wednesday
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When is the game?

Chelsea will need to be immaculate to halt City’s charge when the teams meet on Saturday December 8.

Kick off is at 5.30pm.

Where is the game being played?

The game is being played at Stamford Bridge where City registered a season-defining 1-0 win last season thanks to a Kevin De Bruyne goal.

Is the game on TV and can it be live streamed?

The match is being shown live in the UK via BT Sport, and will also be available online via the BT Sport website, if you are a subscriber and have a log-inn.

City have been imperious as they look to cling on to their Premier League crown
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Team news

Sergio Aguero missed City’s wins against Bournemouth and Watford and will likely miss out again, with Gabriel Jesus on hand to continue deputizing.

Vincent Kompany was withdrawn with cramp against Watford and will likely miss out in favour of John Stones and Aymeric Laporte. Benjamin Mendy remains out after knee surgery.

Victor Moses – out of favour with Sarri this season – is the only player missing for Chelsea, he’s suffering from a back injury.

City have a ten-point lead over Chelsea after 15 games
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Betting odds

Chelsea 11/4

Draw 13/5

Man City 10/11

Odds courtesy of PaddyPower

What has been said?

Maurizio Sarri: “After this match [Wolves] we are less confident but maybe it’s better because sometimes my players show me that they have too much confidence,” said the boss, who made five changes.

“I am really very worried, not for the result but the fact that after the first goal we conceded we did not react very well. I am really very worried for this, not for the result.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored for Chelsea against Fulham last weekend
(Image: Action Images via Reuters)

“We played well for 55 minutes. After the goal for 1-1, which was an accident because we were in full control of the match, we were suddenly another team without the right distances and without our football.

Pep Guardiola: “Here [against Watford] was always long balls to Success and Deeney and we know that Sarri likes the build-ups, and creating three vs two in the middle, three against one and lots of short passes and lot of continuity.

“Stamford Bridge is always tough but now we’re going to recover.”

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