Chelsea vs Man City live: Reece James forced off as Timo Werner carries the Blues threat – football.london – Football.London

Good afternoon and welcome along to football.london’s live coverage of today’s standout Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Manchester City.

The two title contenders face off at Stamford Bridge this afternoon with Thomas Tuchel’s side looking to maintain their strong start to the campaign. Chelsea sit top of the early table having already travelled to Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham in their opening five games.

Man City, meanwhile, have dropped five points in their opening five fixtures and Pep Guardiola will not want to lose any further ground on the Blues or Liverpool, especially as the Catalan takes his side to Anfield in a week’s time.

As Tuchel confirmed in yesterday’s pre-match press conference, he will be without two key players. Christian Pulisic is not yet over the ankle injury he sustained during the previous international break while Mason Mount has a slight knock. It’s the first game the academy graduate has missed due to a fitness issue since he became part of the first-team squad.

Chelsea go into the contest on the back of three consecutive victories against City. The last of which, of course, came in Porto in May in the Champions League final; Guardiola and his players will want to avenge that painful defeat.

Today’s clash at Stamford Bridge kicks off at 12.30pm UK time and will be shown live on BT Sport. For those of you unable to watch live, we’ve got you covered.

Our Chelsea reporters Adam Newson and Sam Inkersole are at Stamford Bridge and will provide the latest team news, goal updates, match analysis and more throughout the game.

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