Where to watch Man City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel, lineups, prediction for FA Cup semifinal

Manchester City face a crucial return to action this weekend as they take on Chelsea in the FA Cup semifinals on April 20.

Pep Guardiola saw his UEFA Champions League title defence ended in midweek as Real Madrid secured a quarterfinal penalty shootout win in Manchester.

However, despite their European disappointment, City can still secure a Premier League and FA Cup double this season, with their hopes of a ‘double treble’ now over ahead of the campaign run in.

The Sporting News looks at the key details ahead of this game, including how to watch it across the world, kickoff times and the latest lineup news.

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Where to watch Man City vs Chelsea live stream, TV channel

Here’s how to watch this FA Cup match across selected areas of the world’s major regions:

Region TV Streaming
USA ESPN+
Canada

Sportsnet NOW Plus

UK BBC 1 BBC iPlayer
Australia Paramount+
India

USA: This game is available exclusively on ESPN+.

Canada: Broadcast and streaming options are available via Sportsnet.

Australia: Fans in Australia can stream FA Cup matches live and on demand on Paramount+.

UK: This match is available on BBC 1 and streaming is covered by the BBC iPlayer.

If Man City vs. Chelsea is not available to watch live in your location or if you’re traveling abroad, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPNs offer a secure and private online connection, allowing you to bypass geographical restrictions to access your favourite streaming services from any device anywhere in the world.

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What time does Man City vs Chelsea kick off?

This FA Cup match takes place at Wembley Stadium in London, UK and kicks off on Saturday, April 20 at 5:15 p.m. local time.

Here’s how that time translates across some of the major territories:

  Date Kickoff time
USA Sat, Apr. 20 12:15 p.m. ET
Canada Sat, Apr. 20 12:15 p.m. ET
UK Sat, Apr. 20 5:15 p.m. GMT
Australia Sun, Apr. 21 2:15 a.m. AEDT
India Sat, Apr. 20 9:45 p.m. IST

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Man City vs Chelsea lineups, team news

Guardiola will likely reshuffle his starting XI following a long and draining night against Real Madrid. Stefan Ortega is set to step in for Ederson as part of his role as FA Cup goalkeeper.

Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland and Manuel Akanji were all substituted against Los Blancos, and the trio will be assessed, after Guardiola confirmed they asked to come off.

Man City predicted XI (4-2-3-1, right to left): Ortega (GK) — Lewis, Dias, Ake, Gvardiol — Rodri, Kovacic — Foden, Alvarez, Doku— Haaland.

Man City subs (9): TBC

Mauricio Pochettino is still battling against a lengthy injury list at Chelsea in 2024 with at least six players missing for this game. A late call will be made on the fitness of Axel Disasi and Enzo Fernandez but Raheem Sterling and Robert Sanchez should shake off illness in time to start.

Chelsea predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Sanchez (GK) — Gusto, Silva, Chalobah, Cucurella— Gallagher, Caicedo, Fernandez — Palmer, Jackson, Sterling.

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Chelsea subs (9): TBC

Man City vs Chelsea prediction

Manchester City find themselves with no time to recover from the frustration of losing out to Real Madrid as the campaign enters into its final phase. 

Guardiola’s charges have the edge in the Premier League title race and the FA Cup adds another key motivator for his players against a Chelsea team that continues to blow hot and cold, despite holding City to a draw twice already this season.

Prediction: Man City 2-0 Chelsea

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