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Man City 1-0 Chelsea LIVE! Trophy presentation - Premier League result, match stream, latest updates today

 (Action Images via Reuters)
(Action Images via Reuters)

Man City vs Chelsea LIVE!

Manchester City celebrated their latest Premier League title triumph with a straightforward 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday, with Julian Alavarez’s first-half goal enough to secure a 1-0 win over a Chelsea side who had their chances but rarely threatened.

Pep Guardiola's treble-chasing side had already been confirmed as champions for a fifth time in six seasons after Arsenal's loss to Nottingham Forest on Saturday. That meant the Etihad Stadium was in celebratory mood for the visit of the Blues and a much-changed side gave the fans another success to cheer courtesy of an early Julian Alvarez goal.

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Chelsea had a few bright moments but City, without getting anywhere near the intensity with which they crushed Real Madrid in midweek, always seemed in control. Thousands of fans invaded the pitch after the final whistle, delaying the trophy presentation. After the celebrations subside, City have further league games at Brighton and Brentford before they play the FA Cup and Champions League finals next month.

Man City vs Chelsea latest news

  • GOAL! Alvarez slots home early doors

Manchester City FC 1 - 0 Chelsea FC

18:37 , Alex Young

Gundogan is handed the trophy... and there is it! City are again the champions of England!

18:30 , Alex Young

Grealish holding up proceedings as he decides to hug all 8,000 of them. Guardiola is first up to collect his winners’ medal.

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Here comes Pep, high-fiving all 8,000 of City’s backroom staff.

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Richard Masters, the Premier League’s chief executive, is ready to do the honours.

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Local lad Tom Odell brings out the trophy.

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The City staff are lined up and waving to the fans, waiting for the players.

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A few beers being passed around in the squad. Scott Carson kicked out, lovely stuff.

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Grealish, Haaland and Alvarez singing along to Queen in the dressing room.

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Fans are not exited the pitch. It’s almost trophy time.

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That trophy presentation may be delayed.

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

Full-time!

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94mins: Fans are on the pitch as the players rush for the tunnel!

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93min: Almost a last-gasp equaliser for Chelsea!

Foden clearing away from off Azpilicueta.

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90min: Three minutes added on.

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89min: Walker flies down the wing like it’s the second minute, but then his attempted cross is sent behind the goal like it’s the 89th minute.

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87min: City want to add another as Chelsea camp out in their own penalty area. The ball falls to Haaland, then Stones and then Alvarez blasts high and wide.

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85min: Havertz, who has done nothing all game, is replaced by Pulisic.

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81min: Koulibaly replaces Hall as Chukwuemeka replaces Loftus-Cheek.

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80min: Chukwuemeka is coming on.

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79min: Laporte and Gomez make way for Rodri and De Bruyne.

So, Lewis goes to left-back as Rodri goes alongside him at centre-back.

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77min: Alvarez has a shot from the edge of the area, which is easy for Kepa.

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75min: City preparing to bring on De Bruyne and Rodri.

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74min: Haaland goes within inches of assisting Lewis at the back post.

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73min: Mahrez goes off, replaced by Haaland.

NO GOAL!

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71min: Alvarez thinks he’s scored another, but it’s ruled out for a Mahrez handball.

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69min: Chelsea bring on Mudryk and Madueke for Sterling and Gallagher.

NO GOAL!

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68min: Mahrez has the ball in the back of the net but Alvarez fouled Fofana in the build-up.

Nizaar Kinsella at Etihad Stadium

17:25 , Alex Young

“Noni Madueke and Mykhailo Mudryk are warming up but there doesn't seem to be much urgency from Frank Lampard to use his substitutes. He seems content with keeping City are arm's length.”

17:24 , Alex Young

62min: The pace has dropped even further. I would say Chelsea players are chasing shadows, but that would require them to run.

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58min: Phillips’ header comes back off the inside of the post! Superb leap, so unlucky.

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57min: Stones replaces Akanji.

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56min: Stones is coming on.

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52min: Sterling is showing a bit of urgency against his former club, which is more than most of his team-mates.

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49min: The game’s pace hasn’t increased much, but Hall has just tested Ortega have a smart counter from City.

Second half

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46min: Back underway. No changes.

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Chelsea will want to “get this game over with”, says Jamie Redknapp. “I feel sorry for Enzo Fernandes”.

Here come the teams for the second half.

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The has largely been played at a walking pace, which isn’t a surprise, but Chelsea have threatened. Perhaps hope of a point as they look to finish in the top half.

Second half coming up.

Half-time!

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48min: Corner comes to nothing and that’s half-time!

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47min: Havertz sends a free kick into the wall. Sterling almost gets to the rebound but does win a corner.

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46min: One minute added.

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43min: Alvarez darts down the left, but opts against finding a team-mate in the centre and rather turns and rolls the ball back to Phillips who whacks a shot high a wide.

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40min: City wisely slowing the pace of the game down after those two Chelsea chances. They don’t need anything to spoil the day.

OFF THE POST!

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36min: Hold on, are Chelsea building momentum all of a sudden? Gallagher denied with a header from a fine Hall cross.

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34min: Better! Sterling runs through and tests Ortega with Chelsea’s first shot on target. Needed more power, tho.

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32min: A half chance for Sterling as he runs onto a ball over the top, but he’s in two minds whether to shoot or pass to Havertz inside the six-yard box. He does the latter, and should have done the former.

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30min: A superb effort from Foden sees his lob over Kepa spin just the wrong side of the far post.

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27min: This is basically a pre-season friendly.

So many City fans doing the Poznan.

Nizaar Kinsella at Etihad Stadium

16:28 , Alex Young

“Frank Lampard must be thinking thank goodness that Arsenal lost yesterday or his side could have been blown away by now. A really poor start from Chelsea.”

OFF THE LINE!

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25min: City denied another as Chalobah hacks Palmer's effort away.

Smart build-up play from Foden on the half-turn to spot Palmer’s run.

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23min: “It’s just so basic from Chelsea,” says Gary Neville on Sky Sports, as Chelsea play the ball around their defence.

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20min: Chelsea players don’t appear too bothered about closing down City, who are just passing the ball around with ease and waiting for the perfect moment.

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15min: City are literally queuing up.

Foden, Alvarez, Foden again and Mahrez all have shots blocked inside the area.

The following corner flies out of play.

GOAL!

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12min: So, so easy.

Chelsea give the ball away through Fofana with a slack pass. City break, Palmer through the middle who finds Alvarez to take a touch and slot from from 18 yards.

The champions are up and running.

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9min: Pause in play after Walker goes through Fernandes. The Premier League’s most expensive ever player should be fine, though.

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6min: The game isn’t being played at the most electric pace, I have to say. City findings gaps, already, but it does have the feel of a ‘let’s all get in on the act’ up front.

Nizaar Kinsella at Etihad Stadium

16:06 , Alex Young

“It’s a shame Carney Chukwuemeka is only on the bench after being withdrawn from the England squad for the Under 20s World Cup.”

16:06 , Alex Young

3min: Another another for City which ends with a speculative half-volley from Gomez, which is a few yards wide.

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2min: City players lining up already. First Mahrez is blocked on the edge of the area, and then Phillips has a pop which is deflected wide.

Kick-off

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1min: Here we go!

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City players are clapped through by their Chelsea counterparts. Then City fans boo the Premier League anthem.

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Here come the teams. First Chelsea, to line up the guard of honour.

Nizaar Kinsella at Etihad Stadium

15:54 , Alex Young

“It’s a party atmosphere in Manchester. It almost feels like the match is a sideshow. The sprinklers are out making the pitch very wet in the searing sunshine and they are creating mini-rainbows at the Etihad Stadium.”

15:49 , Alex Young

Manchester City have matched Manchester United’s three-peat of title from 2009. Does that mean more to the club?

Here’s Pep Guardiola, talking to Sky Sports.

“Every Premier League is special but, of course, when you win three in a row it means consistency. Especially against opponents - Liverpool in the past and against an incredible, incredible Arsenal - so that’s why I give credit to the opponents. Liverpool and now Arsenal, both teams bring us to our limits.”

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How do Chelsea approach today given City’s changes? Here’s Frank Lampard, talking to Sky Sport.

“Firstly I think we have to respect it in the right way because they’re deserved champions - we all know that now. The dynamic - how does it change? It doesn’t for us in terms of our approach, we’ve got something to prove in our performance today. For them, I don’t know. Maybe they’re more relaxed? They’ve changed the team a fair bit, giving people opportunities.”

 (Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

15:42 , Alex Young

No place for Joao Felix in the squad today. He is reportedly injured and should be back for the Manchester United game.

15:37 , Alex Young

There will be a guard of honour this afternoon, and a Premier League trophy presentation.

But do Chelsea stand a chance given the changes? Lampard may have wanted to be bolder with his line-up.

 (REUTERS)
(REUTERS)

Nizaar Kinsella checks in

15:23 , Alex Young

Here’s our man on the ground.

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Chelsea, have made five changes from the 2-2 draw with Newcastle.

Kepa, Loftus-Cheek, Azpilcueta, Havertz and Wesley Fofana come into a pretty much full-strength team given injuries.

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So, Pep Guardiola makes NINE changes with the title wrapped up.

In come Ortega, Lewis, Laporte, Phillips, Gomez, Mahrez, Palmer, Foden and Alvarez.

Phillips gets his first start for City in the Premier League since joining last summer for around £50m.

 (PA)
(PA)

Chelsea XI

15:02 , Alex Young

...and the visitors.

Man City XI

15:02 , Alex Young

Here’s how the hosts look.

14:58 , Alex Young

The City team will surprise many.

14:49 , Alex Young

Team news will be confirmed in just over 10 minutes. It sounds like Haaland has been benched for City with this effectively being a dead-rubber.

Head to head history and results

14:47 , Giuseppe Muro

Man City wins: 64

Draws: 39

Chelsea wins: 71

14:41 , Giuseppe Muro

When is he appointed, Mauricio Pochettino will immediately start planning for next season.

Time is of the essence for the incoming head coach, who flew into London this week and is, as of Friday, finalising his appointment on a three-year contract.

Read why Pochettino is in a race against time here.

 (ES Composite)
(ES Composite)

14:36 , Giuseppe Muro

Mauricio Pochettino's latest manager job has been confirmed, but it's not the one everyone was expecting.

The former Tottenham manager is understood to be putting the finishing touches on a three-year deal to become Chelsea's next head coach, with an official announcement expected imminently.

It will be Pochettino's first return to management since his sacking by Paris Saint-Germain at the end of last season... or so we thought.

In a surprise announcement, Pochettino has agreed to manage the World XI side against England at Soccer Aid.

Stamford Bridge will have to wait, as Old Trafford is due to host the charity match for Unicef on June 11.

Read the full story here.

Chelsea to give Man City a guard of honour

14:21 , Giuseppe Muro

Frank Lampard has confirmed Chelsea will give Manchester City a guard of honour today and has urged his squad to use it as inspiration for next season.

Lampard said: “I remember getting that as a player and it was something that was very respectful so I would have no problem with that at all.

“The only inspiration should be what it’s taken City to get where they are. The trophy lift is something to be respectful of. Understanding why they are lifting it is another.

“All down the corridors at this training ground are the pictures of people lifting trophies. They have to understand the trophy is the culmination of everything you do at the weekend and through the week.”

 (Chelsea FC via Getty Images)
(Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Match odds

14:09 , Giuseppe Muro

Man City to win: 1/3

Draw: 4/1

Chelsea to win: 8/1

Odds via Betfair and subject to change.

Prediction

14:00 , Giuseppe Muro

It would be foolish to look past City, particularly when they are playing a Chelsea team who cannot put much of a performance together.

Man City to win 3-1.

Chelsea team news

13:51 , Giuseppe Muro

Benoit Badiashile has been added the growing list of Chelsea injury absentees.

The £35million January signing is out with a groin problem and joins Ben Chilwell, Reece James, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Marc Cucurella on the sidelines.

Frank Lampard could look to play his high-energy but defensive 3-5-2 shape. It would be a departure from the more expansive back-four system that has seen Chelsea end a barren run in front of goal and score five goals in two matches.

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(Getty Images)

Man City team news

13:41 , Giuseppe Muro

Pep Guardiola has no fresh injury concerns.

He could consider changes to his City side with the title wrapped up and with their main focus now will be the FA Cup and Champions League finals.

But Guardiola will want to crown their third successive title in style when Chelsea travel to the Etihad Stadium and he is likely to stick with a similar side to the one which thrashed Real Madrid 4-0 in midweek.

City could again be without defender Nathan Ake due to a hamstring injury.

 (Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)
(Manchester City FC via Getty Ima)

How to watch

13:34 , Giuseppe Muro

TV channel: The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD.

Live stream: Sky Go subscribers will be able to watch the game via the website or app.

Welcome!

13:29 , Giuseppe Muro

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of today’s Premier League clash between Manchester City and Chelsea.

City will kick-off champions after Arsenal lost at Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

Pep Guardiola’s side will receive the Premier League trophy at the Etihad Stadium in the first step of what they hope will be an historic Treble this season.

They play a Chelsea team languishing in the bottom half of the table and preparing to start a major rebuild under Mauricio Pochettino.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 4pm BST. Stay with us!