[LIVE] ‘Man City 1-0 Chelsea’ Full HD Online Live Stream (Mahrez)
In what is the penultimate game before the 2022 World Cup, City enter the clash with Chelsea on the back of a dramatic win, with Erling Haaland’s late winner securing a 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday. City were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in the fourth round last season, and Pep Guardiola will be looking to rediscover the impressive form they’ve shown in this competition previously.
The two meetings between City and Chelsea last season both saw Guardiola’s side edge past the Blues with narrow 1-0 wins. Joao Cancelo will be suspended for the clash with Chelsea following his red card against Fulham, meaning 17-year-old Rico Lewis could be deployed by Guardiola.
So, how could City fare against Chelsea on Wednesday night in their Carabao Cup opener? Let’s take a look.
To complete this simulation, we used FIFA 23 and updated the squads with the latest injuries and suspensions.
City began the contest in full control, with Riyad Mahrez and Julian Alvarez both being denied with some top-quality saves in the opening 20 minutes of the game. If it wasn’t for Edouard Mendy, the visitors could’ve been down a few goals in the opening half an hour, but the goalkeeper was beaten just before half-time as Bernardo Silva made it 1-0.
Rodri made a strong challenge in midfield to win the ball back for City, allowing the hosts to hit Chelsea on the counterattack. Bernardo burst into the box and was found with an acute pass from Jack Grealish, and in his stride, the midfielder curled his shot around the goalkeeper to send City into the break with the lead.