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Manchester City vs Chelsea: Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time, team news and prediction

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Chelsea begin their 2022/23 FA Cup campaign with a third round tie against Manchester City.

The two sides met on Thursday on in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge which saw Pep Guardiola’s side win 1-0 thanks to a Riyad Mahrez tap-in in the 63rd minute from a Jack Grealish cross.

Chelsea will be seeking revenge after the midweek defeat, and they have also already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup by the Citizens back in November.

Graham Potter knows he needs to turn Chelsea’s form around after winning just one of their last eight league games.

The Chelsea head coach isn’t focused on what could happen at the end of the season regarding their Premier League finish amid hopes of a top four finish. Potter wants his team to unite and take each game as it comes.

“I think given the situation we’re in, to think about what is going to happen in five months’ time is the wrong path for us. We just have to focus on the next day and the next game.

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“We have to keep being together, keep the performance level we showed today, keep taking the challenges that come our way, and try to stay together as a team and as a club and move forward.”

Here is all the information for the FA Cup tie:

Date, kick-off-time and location

The FA Cup third round tie between Manchester City and Chelsea will kick-off at 4.30pm (UK) on Sunday 8th January 2023), with the game being held at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

How to watch Manchester City vs Chelsea

It will be available to watch live on BBC One and the BBC iPlayer.

Chelsea team news to face Manchester City

Reece James, Ben Chilwell and Wesley Fofana all remain out. N’Golo Kante is still out with a hamstring injury, while Armando Broja misses the rest of the season with an ACL rupture.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek is back in training following a calf issue. Edouard Mendy is out after fracturing his finger in training this week which has seen him have an operation.

Mason Mount picked up a knock in training this week and is a doubt. Raheem Sterling has a hamstring strain and won’t be risked. Christian Pulisic also went off injured on Thursday and is a doubt.

Prediction

Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea

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