Fans can watch the Manchester City vs. Chelsea football match live online and see which of the two Premier League contenders is able to gain an early edge.
The match takes place Sunday at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, with start time scheduled for 4 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET).
The early season match pits two likely Premier League contenders and the top finishers last season. Manchester City is off to a strong start, with a 3-0 victory over West Bromwich Albion last week. Chelsea is looking for a stronger performance than its first week, an uninspiring 2-2 draw against Swansea.
Those who watch the Manchester City vs. Chelsea football match live online will see a new face for the City squad. Liverpool’s Raheem Sterline made the switch to the Manchester club this offseason and looked strong in his first match.
Manchester City is still working on some big moves. The team is reportedly closing in on Wolfburg’s Kevin De Bruyne, one of the best up-and-coming midfielders in Europe.
But there are doubts about him as well, with his former manager Jose Mourinho telling the Guardian he isn’t sure De Bruyne has enough to make it in the Premier League.
“He did not want a team where he thinks am I playing or not? He needs that trust, he needs that quality. He needs that security. He didn’t tell me he couldn’t handle the pressure. He told me he wanted to play every weekend. I told him this is Chelsea, you are very young, you have Eden Hazard, you have Mata, you have Willian, you have Schürrle, and I cannot promise you that.”
Mourinho has a lot to say about Sunday’s matchup as well, telling reporters that the second-week match is far from decisive.
“The season is very long. Thirty-eight matches is an eternity, a marathon which started last week and ends in around 10 months,” he told BBC Sport. “If you can get three points and your opponent zero it is important. But for sure I am not going to say the game decides anything for the winner or anything for the loser.”
The match will be broadcast on NBCSN in the United States and Sky Sports in the U.K. Those who want to watch the Manchester City vs. Chelsea match live online can watch streaming video through NBC Live Extra in the United States and Sky Sports 1 in the U.K.
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