Get your popcorn and blanket and be ready for the UEFA Champion League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea coming up on Sunday, May 30th, 2021 at 2:00 Indochina Time. The Champion League is one of the top European football (or soccer) competitions, gathering the top teams in the continent and a few runners-up from some nations. The top title was handed to Bayern Munich last year, so to whom will it be handed this year, Man City or Chelsea?
Previously, Man City knocked out Paris Saint-Germain, making its way to the final with 4-1. Meanwhile, Chelsea advanced to the final for the third time against Real Madrid with a score of 3-1 in the semifinal.
Chelsea has a great chance in winning the Champion League final even though Frank Lampard was replaced with Thomas Tuchel at the end of January. Despite the fact that, in the last season managing Paris Saint-Germain, Tuchel lost the UCL to Bayern Munich, he is seen to have reinstalled a confident mindset and incredible strategies by prioritizing attention to the winning matches to better enhance performance in the already-strong Chelsea defense.
With the arrival of Tuchel, Havertz and Werner emerged from the cold along with Gilmour and Alonso to reform the strongest squad they have ever seen this season. Overall, Chelsea recovered greatly in the last few months, beating Man City at the Etihad after Alonso’s late strike.
Speaking of the overall performance throughout the season, it’s irrefutable that Manchester City, brilliantly coached by Pep Guardiola, has been ahead of the field compared to Chelsea in terms of excellent tactics, squad depth, and the ambition to achieve the club’s first trophy in Champions League.
Despite losses in a few games, they have been on a spectacular winning streak leading to great confidence for the players to show their extraordinary performance. It’s also worth noticing that Man City are leading the board at the Premier League with a win in 25 over 35 matches, even though there are a. few defeats against Chelsea and Leeds.
While Chelsea has been crowned champion previously, Man City are striving for their first win. While Chelsea is full of all-time stars on the field, Man City has got the greatest combinations of strategies. There will certainly be many elements of surprise, but who do you think will win, Chelsea or Man City?
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UEFA's official update on the match: https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/match/2029498--man-city-vs-chelsea/