City claimed a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Thursday night in a Premier League game that continued a poor season for Graham Potter’s side, with substitutes Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez combining for the winning goal in the second half.
But last year’s beaten finalists Chelsea can look forward to more positive times if they snatch a result in a competition they have a real affinity with, though are currently being plagued by a serious injury crisis that is hampering attempts at a New Year and post-World Cup resurgence.
Here is everything you need to know about today’s heavyweight clash.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Chelsea is scheduled for a 4.30pm GMT kick-off on Sunday, January 8, 2023.
The match will take place at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester.
Where to watch Man City vs Chelsea
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live for free on BBC One, with coverage starting at 4pm and the fourth-round draw taking place ahead of kick-off at around 4:05pm.
Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella at the ground.
Man City vs Chelsea team news
City defenders Ruben Dias and Aymeric Laporte both sat out Thursday’s game with hamstring and back injuries respectively, though the latter could return today.
Striker Julian Alvarez could start in the FA Cup after returning to the squad following his extended break celebrating Argentina’s World Cup success.
Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic are fresh injury worries for Chelsea as their absentee list hits double figures.
Mason Mount had a knock in midweek but is not expected to be out for long. Reece James, Wesley Fofana, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Ben Chilwell and Armando Broja are all out, while Edouard Mendy has now undergone surgery on a fractured finger suffered in training.
Man City vs Chelsea prediction
Chelsea struggled to lay much of a glove on City at the Bridge and lack the squad depth to improve much in the cup.
A 2-0 City win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
City have won four meetings with Chelsea in a row without conceding a single goal.
Man City wins: 63
Chelsea wins: 71
Man City vs Chelsea match odds
Man City to qualify: 1/4
Draw in 90 mins: 4/1
Chelsea to qualify: 14/5
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).