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Where to watch, starting line-ups and expert predictions ahead of the UEFA Champions League final between Man. City and Chelsea.
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Manchester City face Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday 29 May at 21:00 CET.
Where to watch the game on TV
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Gündoğan, Foden; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling
Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; James, Jorginho, Kanté, Chilwell; Havertz, Werner, Mount
How they got here
Last game: Man. City 5-0 Everton, 23/05
Where they finished: Premier League winners, League Cup winners
Last game: Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea, 23/05
Where they finished: 4th in Premier League
Thomas Tuchel may have got the better of Josep Guardiola in the league and FA Cup in the past two months, but the last time the Catalan unleashed his free-flowing false-nine system on the Blues, the Citizens won emphatically. This latest meeting is likely to be a more cagey affair given what is at stake, but if City can reproduce the levels of quality and maturity on show in their semi-final victory over Paris, the cup should be theirs.
Matthew Howarth, Man. City reporter
Do Chelsea have what it takes to win? Of course they do. The Blues have faced City twice already and won both, an FA Cup semi-final and a Premier League clash in Manchester. Even despite their recent blip, Thomas Tuchel has made them hard to beat, based on a solid defence. The finishing touch at the other end is the biggest problem, but there are so many capable talents up there, it just needs one of them to flourish and the trophy could well be heading on a flight bound for London, rather than Manchester.
Jon Phipps, Chelsea reporter
View from the camps
Josep Guardiola, Man. City manager: "“I’m the happiest man in the world to be here. It’s a privilege, it’s an honour. We’re going to try and do our best. All we have to do is be honest with ourselves and try to win the game."
Kevin De Bruyne, Man. City midfielder: “We’re all competitors and we all want to win. As players we understand the magnitude of the game. If you win you’re a hero, if you lose you’re almost a failure.”
Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager: "As a child, you dream of these matches and it’s like watching the moon - it’s so, so far away. Once you’re in it, you’re just in it. I don’t hesitate to say that Man. City and Bayern have been the benchmark in Europe this season and last season. We are trying to close the gap and the good thing is, in football, you can close gaps in 90 minutes."
César Azpilicueta, Chelsea captain: "Chelsea always fight for everything. Tomorrow is about becoming European champions, it's a big game and we know that we will have to be at our best. It's a special day, we have the fans back and we want to make history."