Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have been in sensational form this season, with them already winning the Premier League and the Carabao Cup.
After years of missing out on glory in the Champions League under the Spanish mastermind, they now turn their attention towards securing Europe’s most coveted trophy. Facing off against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, their task won’t be easy, however, especially considering how tough Chelsea are to break down.
Manchester City have been a formidable force defensively too, as they’ve only conceded four goals in their 12 Champions League matches so far. With Ederson a colossus in goal, Ruben Dias and John Stones starring in central defence and Joao Cancelo and Kyle Walker as elite fullbacks, City have been nothing short of excellent at the back.
Blessed with so much quality going forward too, City will be confident their fluid, dynamic attack will be able to breach the Blues’ rearguard. Guardiola’s meticulously coached offensive mechanics, which features plenty of rotation and players strategically positioned to enhance their threat, will give Chelsea plenty of headaches.
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So in tune with the system and possessing many brilliant players in their own right, the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Gabriel Jesus, Sergio Aguero and Ferran Torres will be raring to seize on any opportunities.
Having beaten Borussia Monchengladbach, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea is their last challenge in their quest for Champions League glory. Priced at $1.90 to take home the title ahead of Chelsea at $4.00, the bookies are backing Man City to get the job done.
“We fought together and we’re in the final of the Champions League, and those are nice words. People believe it’s easy to get to the final of the Champions League. Getting to the final now makes sense of what we have done in the past four or five years. Every day these guys have been consistent and this is remarkable,” Guardiola explained.
Ser to be an amazing final, it’ll be fascinating to see if the highly fancied City can claim their first ever Champions League trophy which has been a long time in the making.