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Rúben Dias
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A. Rüdiger
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A. Christensen
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Marcos Alonso
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Gabriel Jesus
João Cancelo
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Both teams are in Champions League action during week. Chelsea are away to Juventus on Wednesday, while Manchester City travel to face Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.
Manchester City secure an important win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge courtesy of Gabriel Jesus to send out a statement to their Premier League title rivals. The Brazilian was on the spot for the visitors with a neat turn and finish with the aid of a deflection to score the only goal of the game in a tight contest. The Blues were below-par for the majority of the game as City dominated possession, and could well have won by a greater margin if not for Edouard Mendy. Pep Guardiola and his team are back to winning ways in the league.
90' + 7' FULL-TIME: CHELSEA 0-1 MANCHESTER CITY
90' + 7' Azpilicueta launches a long ball into box that is claimed by Ederson. That should be it.
Rúben Dias
Yellow Card
90' + 5' Dias wipes out Lukaku in the middle of the park. He goes into the book and Chelsea have one last chance to launch a cross into the box.
90' + 5' Azpilicueta steers a header into the box in the dying stage of the game, but Ederson collects and plays the ball out from the back.
90' + 3' Azpilicueta attacks a cross at the back post from Alonso and goes down under contact from Cancelo. The crowd appeal for a penalty, but the referee is not interested.
90' + 1' Havertz is back on his feet and the game resumes.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
90' Havertz remains down after colliding with Ederson. He requires treatment before the game can continue.
90' Ederson races off his line to punch clear a long ball over the top by Rudiger away from Havertz. Brilliant anticipation from the Brazilian.
88' Azpilicueta swings a dangerous cross on his left foot towards Lukaku at the back post, but Dias does enough to edge out the Belgian and the ball travels behind for a goal-kick.
R. Sterling
J. Grealish
87' Sterling comes on for the closing stages of the game to replace Grealish.
Fernandinho
P. Foden
87' Fernandinho enters the action to shore up the City midfield. Foden makes way for the visitors.
85' BLOCK! City are also putting their bodies on the line at the back. Laporte produces a solid block to deny Werner, who fires a powerful left-footed drive straight at the defender.
A. Rüdiger
Yellow Card
84' Rudiger brings down Mahrez on the charge and goes into the book.
83' SAVE! MENDY DENIES GREALISH! Rodri wins the ball in the middle of the park before Foden sends Grealish through on goal. The midfielder tries to clip his effort over Mendy, but the Chelsea keeper spreads himself and blocks his strike. A vital stop for the Blues.
82' Walker is on the spot at the back for the visitors to make a vital interception to steer Azpilicueta's low cross away from Havertz in the box. The England man had to win the ball there first.
R. Mahrez
K. De Bruyne
81' De Bruyne is withdrawn for the closing stages and is replaced by Mahrez.
79' CLOSE! De Bruyne curls a peach of a cross into the box from the right flank. Laporte attacks the delivery at the back post on the stretch with his left foot, but his effort travels agonisingly wide of the left post.
A. Christensen
Yellow Card
78' Christensen holds De Bruyne as the Belgian tries to advance past the defender. He goes into the book for his challenge.
Marcos Alonso
Yellow Card
77' Alonso goes into the book for a challenge on Silva on the edge of the City box as he attempts to gain possession.
77' Azpilicueta collects on the right flank and he whips a cross into the box that Dias does well to head clear.
R. Loftus-Cheek
Jorginho
76' Loftus-Cheek makes a rare appearance in the Premier League for the Blues. Jorginho is withdrawn by Tuchel for the closing 14 minutes.
74' Grealish and Cancelo combine down the left-inside channel, but the Portuguese sees his cutback gathered by Mendy on the stretch.
72' Jesus has scored his 52nd Premier League goal, with Manchester City never losing a game in the competition in which he has scored in before today (P43 W41 D2 prior to today).
71' WIDE! Lukaku rolls a sublime offload towards Kovacic through the middle. The midfielder takes on an early strike from 20 yards, but his effort is diverted wide by Dias.
69' Chelsea have the chance to hit the visitors on the break. Kovacic has Werner and Havertz racing forward, but his offload is intercepted by Cancelo.
68' City break down the left courtesy of Grealish, but his low ball across the face of goal evades Foden and Jesus. De Bruyne is teed up by Jesus for a strike, but his effort is diverted behind by Rudiger.
67' Alonso sees his first cross cleared by City, but Kovacic plays the Spaniard into acres of space down the right flank. However, Alonso delivers a poor cross into the middle that travels well over the heads of the dark blue shirts.
66' BLOCK! Alonso takes on the strike from the resulting free-kick, but his effort strikes the top of the ball and travels behind for a corner.
Aymeric Laporte
Yellow Card
65' Laporte brings down Lukaku on the edge of the box after being turned by the forward. The defender goes into the book and Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous position.
62' DISALLOWED GOAL! Lukaku rolls the ball into an empty net after collecting an offload from Havertz. However, the goal is disallowed as Havertz was in an offside position after latching on to a pass from Alonso.
61' OFF THE LINE! Thiago Silva denies Jesus on the line with a brilliant clearance. Cancelo bursts down the left flank and angles a low cross into the box. Mendy tips it away from Foden, but towards Jesus in the right-inside channel. Jesus shoots low and hard, but his compatriot is there with a goal-saving block to save the Blues.
K. Havertz
N. Kanté
60' Havertz enters the action in the final third to replace Kante. Tuchel has rightly upped the ante for the Blues.
59' De Bruyne has space on the counter and he opts to keep the ball. The Belgian loses out to Thiago Silva, but it falls kindly for Foden. The England man bursts into box, but Mendy pushes the ball away from the midfielder. The flag goes up late anyway against Foden.
58' CLOSE! Grealish comes inches away from adding a second for City. He raids down the left flank and opens up space for a low strike on his left foot. It travels towards goal, but Mendy just gets a fingertip on it to help it on its way wide of the target. A super stop.
55' Chelsea have to respond to going behind, but the Blues have not been at their best in the final third today.
João Cancelo
Assist
53' Cancelo's strike hits Jesus on its way to goal and the Brazilian does the rest with a neat turn and finish.
Gabriel Jesus
Goal
53' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! JESUS PUTS CITY AHEAD!!!!! 1-0!!!! The visitors take a deserved lead as Jesus finds the bottom-left corner with a low strike. City work the ball short from a corner before Cancelo collects 30 yards from goal. He launches a strike towards the target on his left foot that deflects into the path of Jesus. He twists and turns before firing at goal on his right foot. Jesus' effort takes a slight deflection, and it proves to be enough to wrong foot Mendy to find the back of the net.
52' Grealish presses down the left flank and wins a corner off the legs of Thiago Silva for the visitors.
50' Werner makes a great run down the right flank, but has no support from his team-mates. He tries to win a throw-in off the legs of Cancelo, but the decision goes the way of the visitors.
48' BLOCK AND WIDE! City press the Chelsea defence and Grealish finds De Bruyne in space. The Belgian sees his effort blocked, but the visitors recycle possession. Grealish collects on the left flank and cuts inside to shoot, but his effort lacks the curl to find the bottom-right corner.
46' We're back under way at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have been penned back in their own half for the majority of the contest. The Blues have been solid at the back, but have offered nothing going forward. Thomas Tuchel will be eager to see his side press into the City half after the restart.
It's all square at the break between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in their Premier League clash. It has been a half of few chances, although City have dominated possession. Their best opening came when Gabriel Jesus collected a pass from Phil Foden in the box, but sliced his effort wide of the post. Both teams have to improve in the second period.
45' + 2' HALF-TIME: CHELSEA 0-0 MANCHESTER CITY
45' + 2' Chelsea press in the dying stages of the half, but deliveries from Werner and Kovacic fail to find their mark in the City box.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Lukaku has the chance to release Werner behind the City defence, but the pass from the Belgian is read by Dias and intercepted.
43' Azpilicueta is played into acres of space by Jorginho, but the Spaniard dwells on his cross and the eventual ball in sails over the head of Alonso and behind for a goal-kick. Disappointing from the Chelsea skipper.
42' Lukaku battles with Laporte on the half-way line and wins a free-kick to allow Chelsea to press forward into the City half.
41' CHANCE! Foden clips a delightful ball towards Jesus, who manages to get half a yard on Rudiger in the box. He has space to line up a left-footed strike on the half-volley, but he slices his attempt wide of the target.
39' OVER! Grealish works the ball towards De Bruyne, who lines up a blast from 20 yards. The Belgian connects well with his attempt, only to see it soar over the bar.
38' Lukaku gets a rare opportunity in the middle of the park, but he takes a loose first touch and Rodri snaps up possession for the visitors.
36' City continue to ask question as Grealish probes down the left flank. Christensen stays with the England man and diverts his low cross behind for a corner.
34' SCRAMBLE! Dias heads towards goal from Foden's corner before Silva clears it off the line. Werner loses possession on the edge of the Chelsea box to allow Foden to threaten down the right. He steers a cross into the middle that Jorginho has to clear behind.
33' OVER! Rodri and Grealish combine with a one-two in the Chelsea half before the latter takes on a strike from distance. Rudiger acts in front of Mendy to glance the ball over the bar with his head.
31' BLOCK! Walker threads the needle with an incisive low pass to De Bruyne, who produces a brilliant turn on the edge of the Chelsea box. He fires low and hard towards goal on his left foot, but Rudiger and Christensen converge to block the effort.
Thiago Silva
R. James
29' James has to leave the field with an ankle injury and is replaced by Silva, who will slot into the back three. Azpilicueta will move out to the right flank.
27' James is still struggling after the early clash with Grealish. He may have be withdrawn as Silva and Chalobah warm up.
26' Mendy does well under pressure at the back from Dias as he gets a fist to De Bruyne's pinpoint cross from the left corner flag.
25' City win another corner courtesy of a driving run from Cancelo, forcing Azpilicueta to stick in a boot to send the ball behind over the byline.
24' Alonso almost gives the ball away to De Bruyne with a loose pass, but Kante acts to dispossess the Belgian before he can threaten.
23' Cancelo collects on the left flank and cuts inside to whip a dangerous cross to the back post, but Rudiger reads the danger to clear ahead of Jesus.
21' The visitors are enjoying the majority of possesssion, but the Blues are solid at the back. It is going to be a tight contest today.
19' City win a corner down the left flank that De Bruyne walks over to take. The Belgian whips his cross in with pace, but it proves to be a comfortable claim for Mendy.
18' BLOCK! Werner collects on the left flank and he cuts inside on his right foot to fire at goal. Walker is there in the box to deflect his effort wide of the left post with his back.
16' Alonso sends Werner free on the counter and the German speeds into the box. He works a low ball towards Lukaku, but Cancelo does enough to thwart the forward in the six-yard area.
15' Cancelo releases the run of De Bruyne down the left flank and the Belgian cuts a low ball back into the middle. Alonso is the first man on the scene to clear the danger for the Blues.
14' Kovacic loses possession in a dangerous position, but Grealish cannot capitalise as his low cross is blocked with ease by James.
12' James is back on his feet and the game resumes.
11' Grealish and James battle for possession on the City left flank. The City man goes down and wants a free-kick, but the referee is not interested. James falls to the deck clutching his ankle and requires treatment before the game can continue.
9' City are trying to break in behind the Chelsea defence, but there is no meaningful penetration at the moment despite their dominance of possession.
7' Foden lines up a second corner from the right flank, but on this occasion Mendy makes a comfortable claim.
6' Walker sends Rudiger down the right flank, but Rudiger watches him all the way and produces a strong challenge to quell the threat.
4' Foden whips the resulting corner into the box. The Portuguese curls a dangerous delivery into the middle, but it just evades the head of Dias on the charge.
3' Foden feeds Jesus on the right flank and he clips a cross into the box, but Azpilicueta makes an important intervention to head over his own bar.
2' Grealish has a run at James down the left flank, but he overruns the ball and loses it behind for a goal-kick.
1' We're under way at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea have won their last three meetings with Man City in all competitions, in the FA Cup, Premier League and Champions League. They last had a longer winning run against the Citizens between December 2005 and March 2009 (8 games).
Guardiola also opted for several changes during the week for his side's EFL Cup win over Wycombe Wanderers. City's line-up has a similar outlook to their team that played against Southampton. Ake drops to the bench as Laporte starts in the back four. Ilkay Gundogan is injured and is replaced by De Bruyne, while Rodri gets the nod ahead of Fernandinho. Foden starts in the midfield for Sterling, who slides to the bench. Silva pushes forward into a three-man attack with Jesus and Grealish.
Chelsea are without Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic due to injury this afternoon. Tuchel reverts back to his Premier League line-up after making numerous changes to allow squad players time on the field in the EFL Cup. There are four changes to the side that beat Tottenham. Mendy returns between the posts, while James also comes into the side. Thiago Silva drops to the bench, which sees Azpilicueta move into a three-man defence. Kante returns in the midfield in place of the injured Mount. Werner is preferred to Havertz in the final third.
MANCHESTER CITY SUBS: John Stones, Nathan Ake, Raheem Sterling, Zack Steffen, Ferran Torres, Fernandinho, Riyad Mahrez, Cole Palmer, Romeo Lavia.
MANCHESTER CITY (4-3-3): Ederson; Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Joao Cancelo; Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri, Phil Foden; Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Jack Grealish.
CHELSEA SUBS: Kepa Arrizabalaga, Thiago Silva, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Trevor Chalobah, Saul Niguez, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ben Chilwell, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz.
CHELSEA (3-5-2): Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Reece James, N'Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku.
City dropped points for the second time of the season last week in their 0-0 draw against Southampton. However, Pep Guardiola and his team may have been grateful to take a share of the spoils after Kyle Walker saw a red card and a penalty overturned by VAR. City begin the day three points behind Chelsea at the top of the table, and a victory would allow them to draw level with their rivals. It would also send out a message that City are not going to surrender their crown lightly, despite their impressive opening runs of their challengers at the top. 
Chelsea have a huge opportunity to maintain their excellent start to the season and put out an early statement in the race for the Premier League crown. The Blues defeated Manchester City to win the Champions League in their last meeting courtesy of Kai Havertz's strike. Thomas Tuchel and his men will now look to wrestle away the top-flight title away from City by reeling off their fifth win in six games to start the term. They were excellent last week in a 3-0 triumph over Tottenham on the road and overcame Aston Villa in a penalty shootout in the EFL Cup during week. Tuchel will be desperate to continue their momentum.
Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.