Manchester City vs Chelsea 1-0 Highlights (Watch Video)
Manchester City vs Chelsea‘s match started with entire attacking forces.
It would have been harsh to replace Kalvin Phillips, who’s played as comfortably as we’ve ever seen him in a City shirt and deserves the 90 minutes.
Rodri comes on and goes into the back four, with Rico Lewis at left-back after Sergio Gomez’s replacement.
Kevin De Bruyne is in midfield with Julian Alvarez for the final stages, meaning Phil Foden’s midfield run is over and he’s on the left wing for the first time in quite a while.
I keep forgetting who’s in this Chelsea squad, and on comes Koulibaly – today, it’s him – for Hall, with Chukwuemeka replacing Loftus-Cheek – and also him.
Christian Pulisic comes on for Chelsea as Phil Foden takes a shot from range and sees his effort charged down.
Kevin De Bruyne then runs down the right wing and earns City a corner kick.
That Stones substitution has woken the crowd up a little. Chelsea has had a couple of half-chances, and City has been happy to knock the ball around.
Bernardo Silva and Rodri have been warming up, and then Ilkay Gundogan gets a standing ovation as he goes for a jog with Kevin De Bruyne. Phillips hit the post and will also get the crowd back up for this one.
Alvarez carries forward before slipping a ball in behind to meet Haaland’s diagonal run. But taking possession down the left of the box, he can only skew an attempted shot wide of the far post.
Kevin De Bruyne and Rodri are also introduced with just over 10 minutes to play. Pep Guardiola wants to keep them fresh and up to speed ahead of the two-cup finals.
Sergio Gomez and Aymeric Laporte are the two players taken off.