Manchester City vs Chelsea: times, TV & how to watch online
All you need to know on how and where to watch the 2021 Champions League final Man City and Chelsea at Estadio do Dragão on 29 May at 3pm EDT / 9pm CEST.
Later this evening, Manchester City and Chelsea will be scrapping it out for the greatest prize in club football, the Champions League. Chelsea have been here before; this will be their eighth European final and the third time they have reached the final so they are old hands compared to City, for whom this is the first time they’ve gone all the way in 11 attempts.
Experience and honours in Europe
Both clubs do have European silverware – City lifted the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1970 while Chelsea have a full collection, having won the Champions League in 2012, the Europa League in 2013 and 2019, the Cup Winners’ Cup (1971 and 1998) and the Super Cup (1998).
Both teams ended the group stage as the champions of their group. City went on to beat Borussia Mönchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and PSG on their way to the final while Chelsea got through the knockout stages by seeing off Atlético Madrid, Porto and Real Madrid. Around 16,500 fans have made the trip and will be cheering their sides on inside the stadium in Porto.
In domestic competition this season, Guardiola’s City ran out 1-3 winners against Chelsea at the Bridge but the Blues got their own back by winning the reverse fixture at the Etihad 1-2.
Manchester City vs Chelsea live online: Champions League final today
Manchester City vs Chelsea: Champions League final 2021
City travelled to Porto on Thursday with a 24-man squad with all of the first-choice stars fit. Guardiola’s only doubt was IIkay Gündogan who limped out of the 3-2 defeat to Brighton in the penultimate league game of the season after taking a blow to his knee. He was seen back in training and without problems earlier this week. The German midfielder has missed just one game in City’s Champions League campaign – he remained on the bench in the 0-0 draw with Porto, in the penultimate group game. Kun Agüero’s season has been blighted by fitness problems and he was excluded from the squad for four of the last seven games of the campaign but clearly had no physical issues when he fired two past Everton after coming on for the final 25 minutes on the final day of the league.
There was encouraging news for Chelsea boss Thomas Tüchel with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and N'Golo Kanté both returning to training on Wednesday. Mendy was substituted at half-time with sore ribs after colliding with a goal post during the final Premier League game of the season against Aston Villa. Kanté sat the Villa game out with a tight hamstring but has since fully recovered.
Guardiola’s City, favourites and eyeing the treble
City go into Saturday’s final looking to cap their season by adding the Champions League trophy to their Premier League and EFL Carabao Cup triumphs. Chelsea, who just crept into fourth place on the final day of action in the league, will be hoping to make amends for their FA Cup final defeat to Leicester a couple of weeks ago. But City are clear favourites with the bookies. Whatever happens, the one certainty is that Ol’ Big Ears will be on its way to England on Sunday.
What time does the Manchester City vs Chelsea match start?
The 2020/2021 Champions League final between Manchester City and Chelsea will be played at Estadio do Dragão, in Porto, Portugal and will kick off at 3pm EDT on Saturday 29 May 2021.
That's 12 noon PDT, 9pm in Spain (CEST) and 8pm in the UK (BST).
Where can I watch Manchester City vs Chelsea?
No matter where you are on the planet, you can see what channel the Manchester City vs Chelsea match is available on here.
United States: ZonaFutbol, SiriusXM FC, TUDN Radio, TUDN.com, Univision, CBS, Paramount+, TUDN App, TUDN USA, Univision NOW.
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones, Mitele Plus, Movistar+.
United Kingdom: BT Sport 1, BT Sport Ultimate, BBC Radio 5 Live, BTSport.com, BT Sport App.
Is the Manchester City vs Chelsea game online?
Manchester City vs Chelsea is available in most nations through the rights holders’ online platform, if they have one. The best option is to check who is showing the game in your country and if they have an online service or iOS/Android app to watch it on.
The CBS Sports Network holds the rights to broadcast the Champions League semi-final and final in the US and you can stream the final live on Paramount+.
Manchester City vs Chelsea: AS English live coverage
You can also follow our live text commentary, with all the key statistics, here on AS English. We will be building up to the match throughout the day before giving you a minute-by-minute account as it unfolds.