Blue will be the color of the sky in this year’s Champions League final in Porto, and it remains to be seen whether it will be sky blue for Man City or dark blue for Chelsea, where Pep Guardiola meets Manchester City with Tuchel Chelsea in Dragon Stadium On Saturday night.
Both Premier League teams have experienced impressive seasons domestically and will now look to finish the season with the highest title in soccer.
There will be a strong crowd of 16,500 attending at Estadio do Dragao to embrace the great indie event and to make things even more joyful, both managers and teams know each other well after having played each other twice over the past month, so we can expect major tactical lessons from both managers.
Pep certainly hopes to win his first Champions League (Without MessiIn 10 years, in fact, it’s only his first final in the last decade which is amazing considering his dominance in domestic leagues over those years. This is the perfect opportunity for him to conquer Europe, too. For Tuchel, it’s a straight UCL Finals so he’d be very desperate to win that match.
The level of both teams declined recently, as City conceded 3 goals against Newcastle and Brighton before crushing Everton at home in the last game of the domestic season, while Chelsea lost to Arsenal in the London derby and Leicester in. FA Cup Final And Aston Villa on the last day, it all happened at the end of the season.
It is possible that Man City will be under greater pressure coming to this final while it is a somewhat free kick for Chelsea as they have already won the UEFA Champions League for next season, so the burden on City will be more than Chelsea to produce good and grab the cup back to the blue half of Manchester.
Ilkay Gundogan survived the recent injury and declared fit, apparently being forced out in the match against Brighton. Otherwise, Pep has no further injury concerns and considering the quality is on the bench, it’s a criminally useful site.
While Chelsea Kante returned to training on Wednesday only due to a calf injury, this is after he ignored the thigh injury that kept him out of the decisive confrontation against Aston Villa on the last day of the Premier League season. While Tuchel is optimistic that Mendy will be able to wear the gloves for the final time in the season, we know that he was dislocated against Aston Villa last weekend after writing off the post, if somehow he’s not able to do so, then it will be Kepa. Between the blues sticks.
Mendy made some great saving against Real Madrid which helped Chelsea get past the semi-finals, so in that sense, Kepa would be a big demotion for him but the Spaniard was fit under Tuchel but let’s hope Edward is fit enough.
Squads and Squads: UCL Final
Hopefully, Edward Mendy is in the Chelsea goal, he is there for influential signings this season, has kept several clean sheets this season, and will be hoping for another one on Saturday night.
In front of the goalkeeper are the resolute and resilient trio of Rudiger, Silva and Azpelitsuita. He’s been very strong defensive since Tuchel came back in the Back-three system.
Reese James and Ben Chilwell will play as attacking backs, both aiming to attack, create crosses, triangles, etc., but they also need to be defensive guard and help the three defenders.
The Kante drive along with Kovacic in the midfield is ideal because it provides dynamism and gives us the speed and intensity to propel the team onto the field which is essential in the counters to create high-quality opportunities.
We’ll have a hard-working Mason Mount in the ten spots, having been hot all season. (Although I think you can play this guy anywhere on the court, you can get a half decent job from him, he is energetic and productive)
In the foreground will be the double action of the German strikers Havertz and Werner, they were great against Real Madrid in the semi-finals. You can learn about the style they are working in between them, and this partnership can grow greatly over time.
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Although Man City have tried a lot during the last few matches, listening to Pep’s interview, City will start with a 4-3-3 without a striker that has False-9.
Ederson will be among the sticks for the citizens (undisputed)
At the center of defense, we have the rejuvenated John Stones duo and possibly the season signing of Robin Dias.
At full back, we have Kyle Walker and Cancello. Walker is the most defensive as he poses for the three defenders to gain control of possession and his velocity appears frequently along the wing with forward bursts. On the other hand, Cancelo’s role is a bit more complicated, he generally takes up space in the right midfield from there he can spray passes and look for key passes and balls because he has excellent variety or he can burn the wing to cross. the ball.
The midfield trio consists of Rodri, Guundogan and Bernardo Silva. Rodri basically sets the pace, Gundogan provides balance and those famous late strikes in time while Bernardo Silva provides the creative aspects from the left midfield position.
Kevin De Bruyne to act like the Nine Liars with the talent of generations Foden and Mahrez at his side. Foden has amazing awareness about his game, he would be a great player for England at Euro, and his talent has comparisons with Rooney, but I definitely think he’s on a better level too.
Aguero must be satisfied with the bench.
Outlook: Manchester City 2-1 Chelsea
Mentally, Chelsea have an edge over Manchester City after defeating them twice, and they are in good health from a defensive standpoint, but only their suffering are they not. Prolific Enough in front of the goal and this may return to chase them.
I want this to be an exciting competition, players can play free-flowing aggressive football, but chances are good that this is easily one of those confusing things, both teams are hesitant to take home the first goal and all these things, it will be. Pitiful to neutrals.
I expect Man City to train for that precious piece of titles for the first time in its history with a 2-1 victory over Chelsea, KDB will open the scoring, and Mount will get the equalizer early in the second half (You can only smell one Werner infiltration) Then stepping into legend Sergio Aguero to score a late-match flick to send the Citizens wild, it would be a perfect farewell to the club icon. (Citizens imagine this overnight today, really wild dreams)
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