CHELSEA face Manchester City tonight in a huge Champions League final showdown.
Lisbon hosts the two Premier League sides, who will fight it out for Big Ears infront of 16,500 fans.
Follow ALL the build-up and action with our live blog below…
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What time does Chelsea vs Man City kick-off?
- Chelsea's Champions League final clash with Man City will get underway from 8pm UK time TONIGHT – Saturday, May 29.
- The game will take place at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal.
- There will be around 16,500 fans in the stadium to watch the game, with 6,000 tickets each being allocated to Chelsea and Man City supporters.
What TV channel is it on and can I live stream?
- The Champions League final will be shown live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport 1 HD, as well as BT Sport Ultimate.
- You can catch the action on the BT Sport app which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
Can I watch for FREE?
- EE customers can get BT Sport INCLUDED to their plan at no extra cost if they are on a plan with Smart Benefits – simply log in to EE and choose BT Sport app.
- And then get it on the big screen by texting SPORT to 150 to get a FREE three-month trial of large screen so you can cast all the action on your TV.
- At the end of the three months you will automatically roll onto the £15 per month subscription unless cancelled.
- The game will also be shown LIVE on BT Sport's YouTube channel, which is available for download onto your mobile device, tablet or Smart TV.
Man City will be with a fully-fit squad for the Champions League final – a manager's dream.
But Pep Guardiola has the tough task of choosing who to leave out of his first XI for his side's clash with Chelsea in Porto.
Joao Cancelo may not start for City and has found himself out of the side recently while Oleksandr Zinchenko could bag himself a starting place.
Phil Foden, Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez are all expected to start for City.
For Chelsea, their two big injury sweats were Edouard Mendy and N'Golo Kante, both who are not FIT and ready to face City.
The pair trained on Thursday and and will almost certainly start vs City, with Thiago Silva likely to start in a back three with Cesar Azpilicueta and Antonio Rudiger.
Mason Mount is certain to start, but Thomas Tuchel will have to decide on Kai Havaetz in a false 9 with Timo Werner, or Christian Pulisic.
Mateo Kovacic, meanwhile, will be hoping to displace Jorginho in midfield.
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- Man City will become the 23rd club to win the Champions League if they break their duck tonight.
- Guardiola's side have not drawn a match in FOURTY games (W35, L5).
- Chelsea's last two CL final appearance have ended in penalty shootouts.
- Kevin De Bruyne has scored in three of the last five matches against the Blues.
Fancy a flutter on tonight's game?
City are odds-on to win in 90 minutes, with the Blues a hefty 7/2. That's £43 back for a tenner…
- Chelsea – 10/3
- Draw – 21/10
- Man City – 19/20
- Chelsea to lift cup – 15/8
- Man City to lift cup – 4/11
THE BIG ONE
Sitting comfortably? Good – because this one could be really special.
An all-Premier League final tonight from Lisbon, as Chelsea take on Man City in the Champions League.
Pep Guardiola goes in search of the ultimate crown, the one that City have been craving.
Despite his illustrious, relatively young managerial career, this trophy has eluded Guardiola at Eastlands.
This is their first appearance in the main European competition final yet come into the clash as the odds-on favourites.
That is also despite the fact that Chelsea have won the last two meetings between the sides.
Thomas Tuchel’s men edged out City in the FA Cup semi-final by a goal to nil, then followed it up just three weeks ago with a 2-1 win at the Etihad.
Chelsea will now face English opposition in the Champions League final for the second time in their three appearances, having lost the 2008 tournament to Manchester United.
But they do have a winner’s trophy to their name with the penalty shoot-out win over Bayern Munich in 2012.
16,500 fans will be in attendance, with 6,000 from each side.
The Blues handed around 800 tickets back, while thousands have travelled to Portugal without a ticket hoping to pick one up.
Pictures have emerged of fans clashing in Porto. More on that in a short while – but we’ll hopefully just be talking about football later!
Strap in as we countdown to the crowning moment of football in Europe tonight, with kick-off at 8pm BST.
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