Manchester City and Chelsea drew 4-4 in an eight-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. The result means that the reigning Champions have just a one-point lead at the top of the table heading into the international break.

Chelsea were brilliant throughout the encounter as the Londoners gave City a run for their money. City perhaps thought that Rodri’s deflected goal four minutes from time would prove to be the winner but Cole Palmer’s late penalty made it four all on the day.

Earlier it was Erling Haaland who opened the scoring from the spot before Chelsea scored twice in eight minutes to make it 2-1. Manuel Akanji restored parity just on the stroke of halftime before Haaland scored within 90 seconds of the restart.

Nicolas Jackson then made it 3-3 in the 67th minute before Rodri’s late strike four minutes from time. However, Chelsea didn’t let their guards drop as Palmer scored in the 92nd minute from the penalty spot to finish the game at four all.

As it happened

Chelsea and Manchester City are playing in the biggest matchup of matchday 12 in the Premier League, and you can get live updates here. The Blues have been uncharacteristically poor in the last two seasons. Yet, the club won at Tottenham on Monday when Spurs was at the top of the table. Now, Mauricio Pochettino leads his club into another battle with the league leaders. This time, it is Manchester City.

WHO Chelsea vs Manchester City
WHAT English Premier League
WHEN 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT • Sunday, November 12, 2023
WHERE USA Network, Telemundo and Fubo

To the surprise of no one, Manchester City is at the top of the Premier League table. Pep Guardiola’s side has a league-leading 28 goals scored. Also, City has conceded the fewest goals in the league at eight. That is certainly a recipe for success in one of the most competitive leagues in the world. A win at Stamford Bridge would be another step toward a fourth straight Premier League title and a sixth in the last seven seasons.

For viewers in the United States, the Chelsea game against Manchester City is available on USA Network and in Spanish on Telemundo.

LIVE: Chelsea hosts the league leaders Manchester City

Even though Chelsea won a season ago, it showed the glaring issues persisting at the club. Chelsea had far more chances than what the scoreboard showed. For reference, Chelsea scored four times in that game, and Nicolas Jackson secured a hat trick. Still, the Blues should have scored way more.

Manchester City has been brilliant again this season, but it has not been perfect. City showed any possible weaknesses in its lone loss of the season at Wolves. If Chelsea is going to take any lessons from that game, it is that it must be clinical. Wolves had one shot on target and managed to score twice. A Ruben Dias own goal helped push the side to victory.

Any goals scored by Chelsea and Manchester City can be found in the live updates down below.

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