The 2021 UEFA Champions League Final will bring us an all-Premier League duel between Manchester City and Chelsea at Estadio do Dragao in Portugal today. The two sides have gone through a fantastic road towards the big night, and soon will be facing off with the European crown on the line.
Following their success in the domestic league, Pep Guardiola's side will try to finish the continental tournament strongly to lift the trophy once and for all. After so many seasons struggling to reach this game, it seems like there won't be a better opportunity for the Citizens to finally claim the title.
However, the Blues have proven to be a tough opponent as they beat them twice since Thomas Tuchel took the helm in January. Under the German boss, the London team has had a remarkable improvement and head to this game hoping to upset the powerful Premier League champs. With the kickoff getting close, let's take a look at the confirmed lineups for the upcoming Champions League Final.
Manchester City's confirmed lineup in UCL Final
The mighty Sky Blues seem to arrive at this encounter full of confidence. Pep Guardiola's roster didn't have any setbacks and the coach will be able to rely on a healthy squad to face the eagerly-awaited UCL defining game.
The Spaniard boss won't take risks and decided to go out with the strongest possible lineup aiming to win the first Champions League in the club's history. This is how Manchester City will line up: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, Foden; Mahrez, De Bruyne, Sterling.
Chelsea's confirmed starting XI in UCL Final
Unlike their next opponents, the Blues have been concerned with the fitness of a couple of players in the last few days. N'Golo Kanté and Edouard Mendy's availability was in doubt until they joined team training and got ready to take part in the game.
Chelsea will play with three at the back, something usual since Tuchel's appointment. We might expect a 3-4-3 lineup, with James and Chilwell on the flanks helpint to defend and attack. This will be Chelsea's lineup to face Man City: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; James, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Havertz, Werner, Mount.