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Champions League final: How and what to watch for Manchester City vs. Chelsea

Two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs battle for European glory.

The Chelsea and Manchester City Home Shirts
The Chelsea and Manchester City home shirts displaying the club badges ahead of the UEFA Champions League final on May 19, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom.
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The UEFA Champions League Final is nearly here. Manchester City will face off against Chelsea on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. ET on Paramount+. Both sides cracked the top four in the English Premier League, so fans shoot expect to see a competitive match that’s well worth the hype.

Man City has lost two of their six matches in May. While the EPL champs appear to be taking it easy, that won’t be the case on Saturday against one of their biggest rivals. Kevin De Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, and Phil Foden are healthy, so the Blues could have a tough time stopping City from making the Net bulge.

Chelsea finished fourth in the EPL but has won two straight games against the latest champs. Thomas Tuchel has gotten the most out of the team since replacing Frank Lampard. The Blues are mostly healthy, but Edouard Mendy (ribs) and N’Golo Kante (hamstring) are questionable. Can Chelsea’s defense hold up without these two pieces? We’ll find out if they’re not active on game day.

Manchester City vs. Chelsea Champions League final info

How to watch

Date: Saturday, May 29
Time: 3:00 PM ET
TV channel: CBS, Univision (Spanish)
Live stream: Paramount+

Odds

To win
Manchester City: -210
Chelsea: +165

Regular time
Manchester City: -113
Chelsea: +335
Tie: +245

Pick to win match: Manchester City (-113)

Chelsea has gotten the job done against Man City in two straight games but have fallen on hard times in recent competitions. The underdog has lost to Aston Villa, Leicester City, and Arsenal in its last four games and has gotten a little too experimental with lineups at time. Man City has better finishing and are assured to have their best keeper in goal.

Best bet: Kevin De Bryune to record an assist (+220)

De Bruyne only trails Tottenham’s Harry Kane in assists and has 12 on the year in EPL games. When he’s in the lineup he takes corners and stands over just about every set piece. He’s easily the player who’s most likely to assist on a goal.

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