Manchester City advanced to the final after knocking out Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-finals, while Chelsea defeated Real Madrid. This is City’s first Champions League final while Chelsea have been champions last in 2012. Porto will host the match at Estadio do Dragao football stadium on Saturday. 16500 audience are expected to attend the elite competition.
Manchester City lineup: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko; Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Foden
Manchester City has a clean bill of health for Saturday’s Champions League final with Ilkay Gundogan fit.
Sergio Aguero scored twice from the bench last weekend, but Pep Guardiola is expected to play without a recognized striker here.
This season, Joao Cancelo has been a revelation for City, but recently he has found himself in and out of the team in the Champions League.
On Saturday, Fernandinho, who has been in excellent form, could be a surprise starting for Guardiola.
Chelsea lineup: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Kovacic, Kante, Chilwell; Mount, Werner; Havertz
Thomas Tuchel is optimistic about both Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante fitness and they will be able to play in Saturday’s final.
With Mason Mount and Timo Werner in attack, Kai Havertz, Christian Pulisic, and Hakim Ziyech are vying for a slot.
On Saturday, Cesar Azpilicueta will either play as a third centre-back or as a right wing-back.
Manchester City vs Chelsea Prediction
This is Manchester City’s first appearance at UEFA Champions League. Chelsea progressed to this level for the second time. The first time they knocked Bayern Munich in 2012. City has been defeated by Chelsea twice in recent weeks. However, it’s difficult to see anything other than a City victory here. Tuchel’s team will not go down without a fight, but we believe Guardiola will be able to end his agonizing wait for European triumph with the Manchester giants.
Our Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Chelsea