A tricky third-round tie awaits Pep Guardiola’s side but the visitors are in a rough patch of form after back-to-back defeats, the manner of which have raised questions over new manager Graham Potter’s impact in the dugout.
Nonetheless, Chelsea are set to rotate their line-up to at least promise a sense of freshness after the stagnant performance against Arsenal.
City have won four of their last five games, most recently a late 2-1 victory over Fulham, and now turn their attentions to a competition they claimed for four years in a row until losing their crown last season.
Date, kick-off time and venue
Manchester City vs Chelsea is scheduled for an 8pm GMT kick-off tonight, Wednesday November 9, 2022.
The Etihad Stadium will host the match.
Where to watch Manchester City vs Chelsea
TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live on Sky Sports Main Event and Football, with coverage beginning at 7pm.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the action online via the Sky Go app.
Live blog: You can follow all the action via Standard Sport’s live blog.
Manchester City vs Chelsea team news
Manchester City XI: Ortega; Lewis, Dias, Laporte, Gomez; Palmer, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Alvarez, Grealish.
Subs: Ederson, Phillips, Stones, Ake, Haaland, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Akanji, Foden.
Chelsea XI: Mendy; Chalobah, Koulibaly, Cucurella; Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Zakaria, Hall; Pulisic, Broja, Ziyech.
Subs: Bettinelli, Azpilicueta, Silva, Mount, Hutchinson, Sterling, Aubameyang, Havertz.
Manchester City vs Chelsea prediction
Chelsea are not in a good way right now and a trip to the Etihad is perhaps the last thing they need with injuries and a lack of form biting hard.
A 2-0 City win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
City have beaten Chelsea 1-0 in both of their meetings since the Blues’ Champions League final triumph by the same scoreline.
Man City wins: 61
Chelsea wins: 71
Manchester City vs Chelsea match odds
Man City: 4/9
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).