Uefa Champions League Final Predicted Lineups, Team News And More
Blue will be the color of the sky during this year’s Champions League final in Porto, and it remains to be seen whether it will be Man City’s sky blue or Chelsea’s dark blue as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City lock in with Chelsea from Tuchel to Estadio do Dragao at Saturday night.
Both Premier League teams have had impressive seasons at home and will now look to end the season with club football’s most supreme trophy.
There will be a strong crowd of 16,500 present at the Estadio do Dragao to embrace the flagship standalone event and make things even spicier for both the managers, the teams know each other very well after facing each other twice during the from last month, then we can expect a tactical masterclass from both managers.
Pep certainly hopes he wins his first UCL (without Messi) in 10 years, in fact, it’s only his first final in the last decade, which is amazing considering his dominance in the domestic leagues in those years. This is the perfect opportunity for him to also conquer Europe. For Tuchel, these are back-to-back UCL finals, so he’ll be desperate to win this one.
Both sides’ recent form has waned in recent times with City conceding 3 goals to Newcastle and Brighton before beating Everton at home in the final game of the domestic campaign as Chelsea lost to Arsenal in the London derby, Leicester in FA Cup Final and Aston Villa on the last day, it all happened at the end of the season.
Man City will likely be under more pressure as this final draws near as it’s a bit of a free kick for Chelsea as they have already secured Champions League football for next season so it will fall on City more only to Chelsea to produce the good and to take. the trophy goes to the blue half of Manchester.
Ilkay Gundogan brushed aside a recent injury and was declared fit, he was obviously forced out of the game against Brighton. Otherwise, Pep has no other injury issues and given the quality on the bench, this is a penally advantageous position.
While for Chelsea Kante only returned to training on Wednesday with a calf injury, it was after ignoring the thigh injury that kept him out of the crucial game against Aston Villa on the final day of the Premier League season. While Tuchel is optimistic that Mendy will be able to put on the gloves for the last time this season, we know he was taken out against Aston Villa last weekend after striking off the post, if he was unable to do so, so Kepa will. between the sticks for the Blues.
Mendy made a superb save against Real Madrid which helped Chelsea advance to the semi-finals so in that sense Kepa would be a huge downgrade for him but the Spaniard has been decent under Tuchel but let’s hope Edouard will be enough in shape.
Training and rosters: UCL final
Hopefully Edouard Mendy will be in Chelsea’s goals, he’s there for the season’s hard-hitting signings, has kept plenty of clean sheets this season and will be hoping for one more on Saturday night.
In front of the keeper are the resolute and resilient trio of Rudiger, Silva and Azpiliticueta. They have been very strong defensively since Tuchel came in and returned to the Back-three system.
Reece James and Ben Chilwell will play as offensive back-wings, both will aim to bomb forward and create overlaps, triangles, etc., but they also need to be on their defensive guards and help the Back-three.
Kante alongside Kovacic in the midfield engine is perfect as they provide dynamism and give us the pace and intensity to lead the team on the pitch, which is essential on the counters to create high opportunities. quality.
We will have our Industrious Mason Mount in ten positions, where he has been sensational all season. (Even though I think you can play this guy anywhere in the outfield you can get a half-decent job from him, he’s also energetic and productive)
Upfront will be the double act of German strikers Havertz and Werner, they were magnificent against Real Madrid in the semi-final, you can recognize the model they are working between them, this partnership can develop to a greater extent over time .
Manchester City (4-3-3)
Even though Man City have experimented a lot in the last few games listening to Pep’s interview, City will start off with this scorerless 4-3-3 system containing false-9s.
Ederson will be between the sticks for the citizens (indisputable)
In central defense, we have the pair of Jon Stones rejuvenated and probably the signing of the season in Ruben Dias.
At full-backs we have Kyle Walker and Cancelo. Walker is the most defensive as he trains all three full backs to control possession and frequently shows his pace down the wing with bursts forward. On the other hand, Cancelo’s role is a bit more complex, he usually takes right midfield spaces from there, he can pulverize passes and look for key passes and balls as he has excellent variety. or he can burn the wing to cross the ball.
The midfield trio is made up of Rodri, Gundogun and Bernardo Silva. Rodri basically has to set the tempo, Gundogan provides the balance and those famous well-timed late runs while Bernardo Silva provides the creative aspects of the left midfielder’s position.
Kevin De Bruyne will run like a false nine with generational talent Foden and Mahrez by his side. Foden has an incredible awareness of his game, he’s going to be an incredible player for England at Euro, his talent is comparable to Rooney’s, but I certainly think he’s on a better level than that too.
Aguero has to settle for a cameo on the bench.
Predictions: Man City 2-1 Chelsea
Mentally Chelsea have an advantage over Man City after defeating them twice, they are also very strong defensively, but it is only their struggles that move forward. prolific enough in front of goal and it can come back to haunt them.
I want this to be an exciting competition, players can play intense and smooth aggressive football, but there’s a good chance it could easily be one of those cautious cases with both teams hesitant to concede the first goal and everything else would be pitiful for the neutrals.
I predict Man City will get their hands on this precious piece of silver for the first time in their history with a 2-1 win over Chelsea, KDB will open the scoring and Mount will get the equalizer at the start of the second half (You can just smell an offside goal from Werner) then enters legend Sergio Aguero to score a late game tap-in to send the citizens wild, it will be a perfect farewell to the club icon. (The citizens fantasize that night today, the wildest dreams)
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