Manchester Metropolis v Chelsea: Carabao Cup third spherical – reside | Carabao Cup

No goals, but that was a lot of fun. City did most of the attacking, and played some very pretty stuff, but on the occasions Chelsea beat their press, they also carried a threat. Second half should be a lot of fun. Go nowhere!

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Manchester City: Ortega Moreno, Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Palmer, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez.
Subs: Ederson, Phillips, Stones, Ake, Haaland, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Akanji, Foden.

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Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Zakaria, Hall, Ziyech, Broja, Pulisic.
Subs: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Gallagher, Mount, Hutchinson, Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz.

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Welcome to a repeat of the 2021 Champions League final 1986 Full Members’ Cup final.

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Team news – and there will be plenty of team news – when we have it. Kick off is at 8pm GMT. It’s on!

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Key occasions

Half-time leisure … and the motion by no means stops.

HALF TIME: Manchester Metropolis 0-0 Chelsea

No targets, however that was a number of enjoyable. Metropolis did many of the attacking, and performed some very fairly stuff, however on the events Chelsea beat their press, in addition they carried a menace. Second half needs to be a number of enjoyable. Go nowhere!

45 min +1: Grealish drives down the left, out of the blue stops, and buys an inexpensive free kick from Loftus-Cheek. It is principally a nook, and nothing comes from it.

45 minutes: Corridor has arguably been Chelsea’s finest participant on this first half. That will have capped it off all proper. There can be one added minute.

44min: Chelsea needs to be main. A sweeping pitch-length transfer, Ziyech and Pulisic shuttling the ball proper to left. Corridor strides into the field! He is solely obtained Ortega to beat. He drops a shoulder to see off Lewis, lunging throughout in desperation, then makes an attempt to go the ball into the underside left. Ortega guesses appropriately and stands proud a leg to dam.

43min: Kovacic is Este near releasing Broja down the center, however the accuracy is not fairly there. He places his head in his arms.

42min: The ensuing intricate nook ends with Mahrez floating a cross in from the correct. A simple declare for Mendy.

41min: Grealish and Gundogan change passes down the within left. Grealish drops a shoulder and sends an influence roller in direction of the underside proper. Mendy extends totally to tip across the put up.

39min: Metropolis’s press continues to trigger Chelsea bother. Alvarez very practically closes down Mendy once more.

37min: Pulisic and Broja mix crisply down the inside-left channel. Broja steams into the field and will get previous Laporte, however cannot squeeze the ball previous the sliding Dias. Days will get up and clears. Did the ball hit Dias on the arm? VAR nearly actually would not have been , so no drama right here.

35min: Corridor drives down the center and is unceremoniously dragged again by Palmer, who’s lucky to obtain nothing greater than a ticking off.

34min: Ziyech practically will get in down the correct once more, chasing after a rating diagonal go from the impressively full of life Corridor. However simply because it seems like he’ll management and stride into the field, Laporte arrives simply in time to execute an ideal slide deal with.

33min: Ziyech tears clear down the correct. The flag goes up for offside. Instantly. Not VAR, you see. It is not too late to take the plug out of the wall and pop the entire thing again within the field.

32min: Free kick for Metropolis out on the left. Mahrez swings it in. Laporte competes for a header however Loftus-Cheek will get there first to clear. In the meantime erstwhile Metropolis winger Raheem Sterling warms up on the touchline, and will get a heat ovation from his former followers. A beautiful second.

31min: Grealish and Rodri change passes, 30 yards from objective. Rodri shapes to shoot however as an alternative throws a dummy and slips a go down the correct for Lewis, who screams a cross by the Chelsea six-yard field. No person in sky blue to trundle dwelling.

29min: Metropolis are so near opening the scoring with a beautiful transfer. Mahrez sashays in from the correct. He rolls throughout to Gundogan, who threads a first-time ball down the center and into the field. Alvarez spins and sends a low shot inches large of the left-hand put up. The ball took a nick, and there is a nook to observe, however nothing comes of that.

27min: Metropolis proceed to press fiercely. Chelsea are struggling to get out of their ultimate third proper now.

25 minutes: Grealish slide Gomez into house down the left. Gomez fires a low cross by the Chelsea six-yard field. Palmer cannot fairly join, however he wasn’t distant from forcing that goalwards.

24min: Ortega punches the nook clear, then, when a garryowen is shipped again in, plucks from the sky underneath intense strain from Koulibaly. Throw within the save from Pulisic, and that is an honest 60 seconds for Ortega’s showreel.

23min: Pulisic drives down the within left and drifts infield. Corridor makes a run on the overlap and provides himself. Pulisic may slide Corridor clear, however he opts to take one other contact inside. He sends a roller in direction of the underside proper. Heading in the right direction, however Ortega was behind all of it the best way, and turns across the put up for a nook.

21min: Ziyech wins a nook down the correct. From the set piece, the identical man swings in a harmful cross… however there’s no person in royal blue making a run. Oretega claims.

20 minutes: The Metropolis press causes Chelsea issues once more. The ball’s labored to Gundogan, 25 yards out. He tries to forensically thread a shot into the underside proper. A deflection practically wrong-foots Mendy, however the keeper adjusts in time to assert.

19min: Gundogan goals the free kick for the highest left. The ball flicks off a Chelsea head and out for a nook, from which nowt develops.

18min: Grealish is shipped scampering down the within left by Palmer. Koulibaly comes sliding in and cleans him out. A reserving and a free kick simply to the facet of the D, however that might have been worse for Chelsea. Was Kouliably the final man? Most likely, although the counter argument would query whether or not Grealish had the ball underneath management, or he was heading within the actual path of objective. Whichever means you see it, there is no VAR tonight, and the referee’s choice is ultimate.

Chelsea’s Kalidou Koulibaly fouls Manchester Metropolis’s Jack Grealish, {Photograph}: Jason Cairnduff/Motion Photographs/Reuters

16min: Palmer sends a weak shot straight at Mendy. Chelsea counter, Broja overpowering Lewis down the left. However simply because the striker prepares to tear clear in direction of objective, the whistle goes for a barely beneficiant free kick.

quarter-hour: … so after Metropolis’s whirlwind begin, it is Chelsea who’ve come closest to opening the scoring. Soccer is a humorous outdated recreation, as Chelsea’s best-ever striker was mighty fond of claiming.

13min: Comedy’s all about timing, so put your arms collectively for Julian Menz (12 min). Ziyech dribbles exhausting down the correct and really practically chalks up an help, rolling throughout the face of the six-yard field for Pulisic, who absolutely should rating, however a poor connection, plus an intervention from Lewis, snapping at his heel, permits Ortega to kick away.

12 minutes: Pulisic scampers down the left after a protracted ball, however Dias comes throughout rapidly to blooter clear. “Ziyech is gone, out the switch window marked not-so-fairytale exits. Why play him? asks Julian Menz. “Potter has Cobham to select from, the longer term to consider, so why play somebody who’s already occupied with his post-Chelsea future (saying that, he’ll in all probability rating the winner).”

10 minutes: Chelsea wrestle to clear the nook and Grealish, from the left of the D, makes an attempt to energy dwelling. At all times crusing large. Chelsea aren’t fairly hanging on… however they’re form of hanging on.

9min: Grealish once more tears at warp velocity down the within left. He reaches the field however this time, as an alternative of capturing – and he’d be inside his proper of him – he slips Alvarez in down the wing. Alvarez takes a shot from a decent angle that is deflected behind by Koulibaly.

8min: Broja nips the ball away from Gundogan’s toe and advances in direction of the Metropolis field. He sends a shot deep into the stand behind the objective. Wild and wayward, however it’s a begin for Chelsea.

6min: Grealish performs an outrageously good reverse go down the left to launch Gomez into some house. His first-time low cross of him is nearly became his personal web by Koulibaly. Only a nook, from which nothing comes. Metropolis look nicely up for this.

5 minutes: Palmer recycles possession and wins the primary nook of the sport for Metropolis down the correct. Mahrez’s supply isn’t good. However this can be a quick begin by the hosts. Chelsea have barely touched the ball.

4min: GREALISH ABSOLUTELY steams his means down the inside-left channel, coming into the field and having a pop. The shot’s blocked, and he appears to be feeling a twinge in his hip. Hopefully nothing critical, with You Know What developing in lower than a fortnight.

2 minutes: Mendy receives a backpass. He is obtained loads of time to cope with it, however he faffs round, letting Alvarez shut him down. His tried kick from him upfield rebounds off the Metropolis striker and out harmlessly for a objective kick, however that’ll give him a shiver given the clanger he dropped earlier this season at Leeds.

The stand-in captains Gundogan and Kovacic change pleasantries … then Metropolis get the ball rolling. An enormous roar on the Etihad. Who says the League Cup means nothing? Not the eight-time winners.

The groups are out! Proper right here, proper now. Manchester Metropolis put on their storied sky blue, whereas Chelsea sport their equally well-known royal model. We’ll be off after a few minutes of na na na na hey Jude. All of the hits.

Punditry Nook. “Ideas on tonight, Scott?” asks John Ryan. “Objectives galore or are we heading for penos?” Completely no concept, John. Let you know what, although: when you’re jonesing for targets, there are seven different Carabao Cup video games occurring tonight, and Clockwatch nearly actually ensures them. Let Daniel Harris be your pusherman.

Pep talks to Sky. “It’s not like different competitions however it’s prestigious. Each recreation we play to do a very good efficiency and win. I all the time say be your self. The worst factor that may occur is that you simply lose one soccer recreation, and this isn’t the tip of the world. Simply exit and do your job.” He additionally reviews that Kalvin Phillips is “fully totally recovered” from shoulder and calf points and can hopefully see some motion tonight.

Reece James can be lacking the World Cup, however England hopeful Kalvin Phillips seems to be timing his run again from damage simply within the nick of time. He is on the Manchester Metropolis bench tonight alongside Erling Haaland, Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva. That’s one hell of a subs’ bench. It is a huge night time in the meantime for 17-year-old Rico Lewis, contemporary from scoring that absolute screamer towards Sevilla and within the Metropolis first XI.

It’s going to even be a giant night for 18-year-old Lewis Corridor, who makes his first begin in Chelsea’s midfield this season. In the meantime Denis Zakaria is one other participant coming off the again of Champions League goalscoring heroics; the 25-year-old Swiss worldwide notched towards Dinamo Zagreb final week, and he is within the Chelsea beginning XI tonight. Their bench is not too shabby both, that includes the likes of Thiago Silva, Mason Mount, Raheem Sterling and, final however not least, Kai Havertz, who scored the decisive objective when these groups met within the 2021 Champions League ultimate.

Graham Potter speaks to Sky Sports activities. “We have had a six-week interval the place we’ll have 13 matches, eight away, in all competitions, so that is the problem of the job. Not straightforward, however we’ve to be aggressive, we wish to win. Performances have not been pretty much as good as we might like, however that is what the problem is, soccer on the highest stage. We’ve to enhance, and that is the place the work is.”

He additionally reviews that he is been attempting to raise the stricken Reece James’s temper. “We attempt to give him perspective that he has a protracted profession forward, a giant profession, however there’s nothing you’ll be able to say in the mean time, it is a World Cup and he needs to play.”

The groups

Manchester Metropolis: Ortega Moreno, Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez, Rodrigo, Gundogan, Palmer, Mahrez, Grealish, Alvarez.
Subs: Ederson, Phillips, Stones, Ake, Haaland, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Akanji, Foden.

Chelsea: Mendy, Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Zakaria, Corridor, Ziyech, Broja, Pulisic.
Subs: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Gallagher, Mount, Hutchinson, Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz.

Preamble

Welcome to a repeat of the 2021 Champions League ultimate 1986 Full Members’ Cup ultimate.

Workforce information – and there can be loads of group information – when we’ve it. Kickoff is at 8pm GMT. It is on!

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