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Chelsea vs Man City LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today


Kevin de Bruyne’s incredible free-kick against Chelsea

Chelsea welcome Manchester City in this afternoon’s Premier League match with Pep Guardiola’s side significantly weakened by a number of their team testing positive for Covid-19.

Both sides are tied on 26 points, but the Blues have played two more games. A win for the hosts will take them to 29 points and level with Spurs and Everton, while the visitors can go above their opponents today and also narrow the gap to leaders Liverpool and Manchester United to just four points. Follow all the live goal and score updates from Stamford Bridge, as well as analysis and reaction throughout. All of that will follow live updates from St James’ Park and the conclusion of Newcastle United vs Leicester City:

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Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:11

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NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (90+4’)

Newcastle have run out of steam, it seems. Leicester have the ball in the corner, deep in the hosts’ half, with seconds remaining…

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:10

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NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (90+3’)

Leicester break through Vardy and Albrighton, but the former takes the sensible option and slows things down, making sure his side keep possession of the ball. Eventually, Barnes finds some space and drills a shot just wide.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:10

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NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (90+1’)

There’ll be four added minutes. Leicester are now hanging on and struggling to cope with this aerial bombardment.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:07

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NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (90’)

Schar lifts the ball towards Shelvey at the back post on the left and  his first-time cross is inviting. But it runs across the face of goal without a touch.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:06

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NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (88’)

Darlow is forced into action at the other end as Vardy slides Barnes through. The latter surges into the box but can’t lift the ball over the imposing frame of Newcastle’s goalkeeper.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:05

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Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:04

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NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (84’)

Carroll is quickly involved again, hitting a shot from distance which takes a deflection and flies behind for a corner. Leicester make a meal of clearing the set piece. They’re suddenly looking nervy having appeared to have the win all but wrapped up.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 16:00

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GOAL! NEWCASTLE 1-2 LEICESTER (CARROLL 82’)

What a strike! The free kick is floated into the box and sent looping into the air by Barnes, attempting to clear. It falls at the feet of Carroll, who slams a low volley into the bottom left corner, with Schmeichel motionless. That’s his first goal for Newcastle in a decade, and one that gives the hosts some hope.

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 15:58

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NEWCASTLE 0-2 LEICESTER (80’)

Schar fires a long ball up towards Longstaff, who’s tripped by Justin before he can race onto it. The Leicester man is booked and Newcastle will have a free kick in a dangerous position…

Callum Rice-Coates3 January 2021 15:57



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