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Leeds ended its four-match losing run in the English Premier League by beating Liverpool 2-1 thanks to Crysencio Summerville’s 89th-minute goal at Anfield on Saturday, easing the pressure on coach Jesse Marsch. While Leeds climbed out of the relegation zone following its first win since August, Liverpool remained marooned in mid-table and eight points from the top four in what is proving a difficult season for Jurgen Klopp’s team. The Reds fought back from conceding a bizarre opener in the fourth minute, when goalkeeper Alisson Becker slipped as he attempted to get to teammate Joe Gomez’s overhit pass across the face of the area. Leeds striker Rodrigo pounced and had the simplest task to tap into an empty net. Mohamed Salah equalized by volleying home from Andrew Robertson’s left-wing cross in the 14th. Leeds goalkeeper Illan Meslier produced a string of great saves before Summerville latched onto a pass inside the area from Patrick Bamford and, as Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk backed off, toe-poked a shot beyond Alisson. It was the first time Liverpool lost in front of a full crowd at Anfield since April 2017 — the team was defeated at home during the pandemic when fans weren't allowed — and the result added to Klopp's problems, with his squad struggling with injuries and possibly fatigued amid a busy schedule that includes the Champions League. Liverpool is in ninth place on 16 points from 12 games. For Leeds, it was a first away win, and Marsch looked emotional after the final whistle as he walked on to the field and congratulated his players before celebrating in front of the visiting fans. Marsch has said he retains the backing of the board, which should be impressed by the way Leeds’ players battled for their manager. American midfielder Tyler Adams returned to Leeds’ starting lineup after missing one match with an unspecified injury.
Liverpool equaled the biggest win in English Premier League history after a 9-0 hammering of promoted Bournemouth on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s side started the campaign slowly, with surprise draws against Fulham and Crystal Palace compounded by Monday’s loss at rival Manchester United. But Liverpool's fearsome attack looked back to its best at Anfield as the team recorded its first league win and Roberto Firmino and Luis Diaz both grabbed two goals. It's only the fifth time a team scored nine goals in the Premier League, with Man United (twice) and Leicester the only previous teams to win 9-0. Liverpool also won 9-0 over Crystal Palace in 1989, before the top-flight changed its name. “We scored some wonderful goals from all areas and didn’t stop,” Klopp said. “It was 5-0 at halftime. How often does it happen that a team take their foot off the gas? We just wanted to have a 100% satisfying experience we can use going from here.” Read:Mbappe scores in 8 seconds, ties French league record Firmino, starting in place of suspended summer signing Darwin Nunez, produced a stunning first-half display, which began with Diaz heading home his clipped cross within three minutes of the kickoff. Firmino then provided the assist for Harvey Elliott’s first league goal — a fizzing strike from distance that would have been goal of the day were it not for the Trent Alexander-Arnold stunner that followed. The Brazil forward set up that goal and celebrated one of his own soon after when turning in a deflected cross -- his first league goal at Anfield since December 2020. Virgil van Dijk powered home Liverpool’s fifth on the stroke of halftime, while the onslaught continued just after the break in the form of Chris Mepham’s own-goal. Firmino grabbed a second of the afternoon before leaving to a standing ovation. The goals did not stop there, though, as Fabio Carvalho scored his first for the club and Diaz grabbed his second.
Manchester United will face arch-rival Manchester City in a crucial Premier League encounter on Saturday (November 6) at 6.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). This derby match is generating a lot of excitement, as both teams are determined to prove who the best in Manchester is. United coach Ole Gunnar Solskjær is under pressure to deliver well in big matches, while Pep Guardiola's side will be looking to close the gap on league leader Chelsea. Let's take a look at the match preview of Man Utd vs. Man City. Probable Team Lineups: Man Utd vs. Man City Manchester United have a number of injury concerns, notably on the backline that must be addressed. Otherwise, City's superb offensive line will frighten their defense. Read: Bangladesh Football team leaves Dhaka for Sri Lanka Victor Lindelof and Raphael Varane will miss the match due to injuries, while Paul Pogba is suspended. Aside from that, all Man United players are available for selection. Probable Starting XI (Manchester United): David de Gea (GK); Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw; Scott McTominay, Donny van de Beek, Bruno Fernandes; Marcus Rashford, Edinson Cavani, Cristiano Ronaldo Like the other side of Manchester, Pep Guardiola's team has a problem in defense. The team's first-choice right-back Kyle Walker is doubtful due to injury. Therefore, they must rearrange their ideal formation. On the other hand, Manchester City have enough talent in the team to replace him. The central defender Aymeric Laporte is suspended and will miss this match, while Ferran Torres is still recovering from an injury. Read: Neymar Jr. Philanthropy: Famous Brazilian Footballer's Inspiring Charitable Work Probable Starting XI (Manchester City): Ederson Moraes (GK); Rúben Dias, John Stones, João Cancelo, Oleksandr Zinchenko; Rodri, Kevin De Bruyne, İlkay Gündoğan; Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus Head-to-Head: Manchester United vs. Manchester City Both teams have faced each other 48 times in the Premier League, with Manchester United dominating the rivalry 24 to 15. United have scored 70 goals against the Citizens in the Premier League, while City have scored 61 goals against them. Man United have 18 clean sheets compared to Man City's ten clean sheets. Manchester City have won seven away (at Old Trafford) league matches (joint-most with Liverpool) against Manchester United. Both clubs have played each other in a total of 185 matches across all competitions. Manchester United have the most victories with 77. Manchester City have won 55 games, with the remaining 53 games ending in a draw. Wayne Rooney (11 goals), Jose Hayes (10 goals), Francis Lee (10 goals), Sergio Aguero (9), and Bobby Charlton (9) are the top five goal scorers in Manchester derby. Match Prediction: Man Utd vs. Man City Manchester City will be favorites in this fixture despite not having won a Premier League match against Manchester United since April 2019. The Red Devils have a chance in this match if they play to their full potential. Read: Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo: Who made the strongest start with the new clubs? Pep Guardiola has plenty of offensive options at his disposal. He can choose to go all-in against the home team. The best formation for Man City would be a 4-3-3 with Gabriel Jesus as the lone striker. On the other hand, Manchester United will be satisfied with a draw. An open play could be expected if Man City scored early in the game. They can use a 4-4-2 system or adapt to a 3-4-1-2 formation to strengthen the defense and midfield. United's key objective would be to contain the City's attacks and fight for at least a single point until the final whistle. Prediction: Manchester City 2-0 Manchester United Verdict Based on the recent form and squad strength, Manchester City are the favourites in the Man Utd vs. Man City fixture. Manchester United haven't been consistent this season albeit winning some close moments thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's individual brilliance. Particularly, they have struggled against tougher opponents, indicating that this squad isn't strong enough to defeat big teams. Read: Ballon d'Or 2021: Meet the Nominees On the other side, the reigning Premier League champion Manchester City are one of the favourites in this season. The Citizens will surely put up a good fight against the Red Devils. Overall, this Manchester derby promises to be a thrilling match.
Arsenal will take on Tottenham in a premier league encounter at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday (September 26). Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is yet to score in the Premier League this season. He was highly linked with Manchester City during the summer transfer window of 2021. It's unclear if this has had a significant influence on Kane's performance this season, but the Tottenham star hasn't been in his usual form. This match is crucial for both teams in their quest for a top-four finish in the Premier League 2021-2022 season. The match preview of Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021 is discussed in this article. Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021: Probable Team Lineups There has been no news of injuries in the Arsenal campaign. All of the squad members are available for selection. Granit Xhaka is back in the squad after a three-game suspension. As a result, Arteta is free to pick his best starting lineup for this crucial matchup. Probable Playing XI (Arsenal): Aaron Ramsdale (GK), Takehiro Tomiyasu (RB), Ben White (CB), Gabriel Magalhaes (CB), Kieran Tierney (LB), Thomas Partey (CM), Albert Sambi Lokonga (CM), Martin Odegaard (CM), Bukayo Saka (RW), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (ST), Emile Smith Rowe (LW) Read: Lionel Messi is Leaving Barcelona Despite Wanting to Stay Tottenham will be without Steven Bergwijn and Ryan Sessegnon in this encounter against Arsenal. While Brazil's Lucas Moura will be available for selection. The captain of Tottenham Hotspur, Harry Kane is poised to make his 250th Premier League appearance. So, this might be a historic encounter for Harry Kane. Probable Playing XI (Tottenham): Hugo Lloris (GK), Emerson Royal (RB), Cristian Romero (CB), Eric Dier (CB), Sergio Reguilon (LB), Tanguy Ndombele (CM), Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (CM), Dele Alli (CM), Lucas Moura (RW), Harry Kane (ST), Son Heung-min (LW) Read: Messi breaks down, says he wasn’t ready to leave Barcelona Head-to-Head Contest: Arsenal vs. Tottenham The stakes are high for two managers and neither of the team can afford to lose the match. The pressure on them will increase if things do not go their way. Two teams have met a total of 203 times, with Arsenal dominating the record with 83 wins. On the other hand, Tottenham have won 66 games and drawn 54 others. Both sides have played each other 58 times in the Premier League. Arsenal lead the head-to-head battle with 21 victories. Tottenham have won 14 league games and drawn 23 others. Arsenal's David O'Leary has made the most appearances (35) while Tottenham's Harry Kane has scored the most goals (11) in the north London derby. Read: Lionel Messi Contract: PSG Set to Sign Former Barcelona Forward Prediction: Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021 Arsenal are a slight favorite to win this Sunday's (September 26) league match against Tottenham. If Spurs perform to their best ability, they will have a good chance in this encounter. Mikel Arteta has a wide range of offensive alternatives available to him. He has the capability to go all-in against their most fierce rival. If such is not the case, he may opt to play it safe and try to win the game. Arsenal's best option with the present setup will be a 4-3-3 formation. On the other hand, Tottenham will try to play it safe at first, but they are capable of winning this fixture. Nuno Espirito Santo's team should play 4-3-3 to strengthen their offensive flank. Tottenham's primary objective would be to avoid losing the game and, if possible, to win it. It should be an exciting match to watch, starting on Sunday at 9.30 p.m. (Bangladesh Standard Time). Read Premier League 2021-2022: Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool win their respective matches Match Prediction: Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021 Arsenal 1 – 1 Tottenham Verdict There are no clear favorites in the Arsenal vs. Tottenham 2021 contest. Because neither club has been in terrific form in the Premier League this season. Arsenal are presently in 13th place in the table, with 6 points from five games. On the other hand, Tottenham have secured seventh place, with 9 points from six games. Both sides have a youthful squad that includes some experienced players. Arsenal have won its last two Premier League games, while Tottenham have lost both of their previous two fixtures. In this perspective, Arsenal will be slightly ahead of Tottenham during the encounter. The Gunners will benefit from home advantage. On the other side, Spurs fans are hopeful that Harry Kane will regain his rhythm against the Gunners. This is shaping up to be a thrilling north London derby. Read FC Barcelona: Four Potential Replacements for Ronald Koeman
The Premier League 2021-2022 season is heating up. There were some intense battles on matchday 5. The biggest shock in this weekend's fixtures was the reigning English Premier League champion Manchester City's 0-0 draw at home against Southampton. Chelsea, Liverpool, and Manchester United all came out victorious in their respective games. Chelsea have climbed to the top of the Premier League standings after a convincing victory against London rival Tottenham Hotspur. The under-pressure Arsenal team clinched their second victory of the season against Burnley. Let's take a look at the results from this week's Premier League matches. Results of the Matchday 5 in the Premier League 2021-2022 Season Winners Chelsea are the biggest winner in this week’s fixtures. Winning a London derby away from home is always special. Thomas Tuchel once again showed his brilliance as Chelsea manager by leading his team to a three-point victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Chelsea dominated Spurs for the entire game, eventually winning 3-0. Chelsea has now climbed to the top of the table with 13 points after this victory. Brighton's performance has been impressive since the beginning of the season. They have only lost once in five games. They overcame a tough Leicester City team 2-1 at home on Sunday (September 19). Read FIFA sets talks with soccer leaders on biennial World Cup On Sunday, Manchester United defeated West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium in London. West Ham grabbed an early lead, but Ronaldo equalized in the 35th minute. Cristiano Ronaldo has been in outstanding form since returning to Manchester United this season. Jesse Lingard clinched the victory for the Red Devils after a fantastic goal in the 89th minute. Manchester United have stayed in the top four thanks to this win. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side thrashed Crystal Palace 3-0 at Anfield to earn three crucial points. Liverpool moved up to the second spot with this victory. Besides the matches mentioned above, Aston Villa's 3-0 win against Everton was crucial. Because they have climbed into the top ten in the points table. Arsenal won 1-0 against a weak Burnley team. This win gave Arsenal some breathing space after a dreadful start to the season. Mid-table club Watford also won a key away match against Norwich (3-1). Read Pele: First Brazilian football player to be dubbed as the greatest of all time Losers Tottenham were the biggest loser in this week's fixtures. Their 3-0 loss against Chelsea will have a significant impact on their mindset. Spurs must find a way to make their team even more dynamic in order to remain competitive in the league. Another surprising outcome this week was Manchester City's 1-1 draw against Southampton. Southampton were well-organized throughout the game, which frustrated Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side has to be more consistent to defend the Premier League title. Everton's 3-0 loss to Aston Villa and Leicester City's 2-1 loss to Brighton were both disappointing. Everton did not expect to lose by such a large margin. Read Champions League 2021-2022: Results of the first round of the group stage West Ham United had a real chance to draw the game against Manchester United, but David De Gea saved Nobel's penalty in the final minute and secured a victory for Man Utd. From West Ham's perspective, it was a disappointing performance. Both Norwich City and Wolves lost their comparatively straightforward home matches. In order to avoid relegation, they needed to win these games. Newcastle United and Leeds United drew 1-1. Both sides should be pleased with their outcomes given their current strengths. Bottom Line It's too early to predict who will win the Premier League 2021-2022. Because there are still 33 matchdays left in the season. However, Chelsea might be considered the Premier League's hot favorite this season based on their recent performances. Manchester City may struggle in the second half of the season because they rely heavily on their attacking midfielders and need a proper no.9 striker. Liverpool and Manchester United will battle it out for the Premier League title until the end. Overall, we can anticipate an exciting Premier League title race between these four teams. Read Lionel Messi’s Charity Work: Exemplary philanthropy of legendary Argentine Footballer
Argentina walked off the field Sunday after only seven minutes of its World Cup qualifier against host Brazil after health officials came onto the pitch following coronavirus concerns about three Argentina players. Argentina tweeted that the game, which was at 0-0, would not resume. Antonio Barra Torres, the president of Brazil’s health agency, said four Argentina players will be fined and deported for allegedly not following the country’s COVID-19 protocols. Read: Covid cases top 220 million globally Four of Argentina’s players from the English Premier League had been ordered to quarantine by Brazil’s health agency ahead of the match. Despite that order, three of the four started for Argentina. Aston Villa players Emiliano Martinez and Emiliano Buendia, and Tottenham duo Giovanni Lo Celso and Cristian Romero, came to play for Argentina despite the Premier League not wanting players to be released for international duty due to the need to quarantine for 10 days in a hotel on their return. Now they have been caught up in Brazilian quarantine restrictions. Martinez, Romero and Lo Celso started the match. Buendia was not included in the squad.
The European football season 2020/2021 has come to an end after overcoming multiple challenges because of Coronavirus. All of Europe's major teams are in financial problems in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 situation. So, the teams were relatively quiet during the previous summer transfer window, which had a significant impact on their outcomes. Several European clubs have fallen short of the expectations for the 2021 season. Relatively weak clubs have enjoyed a successful season. This article discusses how the major European clubs fared this season. Let's take a look at the winners and losers at the end of the 2020/2021 European Season. English Premier League Manchester City were crowned English Premier League champion for the 2020/2021 season. Although Man City had a difficult start to the season, they were able to turn things around in December. Manchester City climbed to the top of the table with 15 consecutive victories and went on to win the Premier League with 86 points. This is Manchester City's seventh first-division league title. In addition to the Premier League, Manchester City also won the EFL Cup and secured the Champions League final for the first time. Citizens will face Chelsea in the CL final. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will end the season with a high if they win the best tournament in Europe. On the other hand, Manchester United came second in the Premier League with 74 points. Ole Gunnar Solskjær's Manchester United reached the Europa League final under, but the Red Devils were defeated by Villarreal in the title match. This season, Manchester United failed to win a single trophy. Following the sacking of Frank Lampard in January, Thomas Tuchel was appointed as Chelsea's new manager. Chelsea reached the Champions League and FA Cup finals under his management but lost the FA Cup final against Leicester City. They will be able to finish the season well if they win the Champions League. Chelsea have also confirmed their place in the Premier League's top four. 2020 premier league champions Liverpool finished third in this season Premier League with 69 points. Despite being in a dire situation in the middle of the season, the All-Reds were able to secure a Champions League spot as their form improved towards the end of the season. Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal also had a bad season. Tottenham reached the EFL Cup final, where they were defeated by Manchester City. Arsenal, on the other hand, had advanced to the Europa League semi-finals. Read: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2021: 3rd ODI Match Preview Spanish La Liga Atletico Madrid won the 2021 La Liga title with 86 points, after a strong battle throughout the season. Despite their success in the Spanish league, Atletico Madrid were eliminated from the Champions League in the quarterfinals. On the other hand, Real Madrid finished second in the league this season and reached the semi-finals of the Champions League. However, Real Madrid finished the season trophy-less for the first time since 2010. While, Barcelona won the Copa Del Rey but exited the Champions League in the round of 16 and finished third in the league. Among others, Villarreal won the Europa League and Sevilla secured the top four of the points table. Italian Serie A After ten years Italian Serie has won a new team. Inter Milan is the new league champion with 91 points. On the other hand, after being the champion for ten years in a row, Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventas have to be satisfied with fourth place in the league this season. The Turin-based team won the Supercoppa Italiana despite not winning the league. Second-placed AC Milan (69 points) and third-placed Atlanta (6 points) have been confirmed as Champions League participants for next season. Napoli finished fifth in the league despite their excellent performances throughout the season. Read: Copa America 2021: Things you need to know Others Bayern Munich have once again won the German Bundesliga. They earned a total of 78 points. Bayern Munich reached the Champions League quarter-finals this season. On the other hand, Leipzig (65), Borussia Dortmund (64) and Wolfsburg (61) have confirmed the top four of the league. Meanwhile, Lille have won the French Ligue 1 with 83 points, following a season-long contest with Paris Saint-Germain, who came in second with 82 points. Paris Saint-Germain reached the Champions League semi-finals this season. Among the other major European leagues, Ajax have won the Dutch league, Sporting Lisbon have won the Portuguese league, and Rangers have won the newly formed Scottish Premiership for the first time. Bottom Line At the end of the 2020/2021 European season, it is apparent that several of the major teams failed to meet the expectations. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Juventus, and PSG are among these teams. They were unable to form strong squads during the summer transfer window last season due to the coronavirus. Next season, fans will be permitted inside the stadium, and it is predicted that the European giants will make a strong comeback in the 2021/2022 season. Read: Tamim, Shakib and Mustafizur Reach Unique Milestones in the first ODI against Sri Lanka
After a lot of excitement in the group stage and knockout rounds, the two teams that will compete in the Champions League final this year were finally confirmed in the first week of May. Manchester City advanced to the final after a 4-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain. On the other hand, Chelsea reached the Champions League final for the third time after defeating Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate in the semifinal. Fans all over the world are looking forward to a thrilling final between these two English giants. In this episode, we discuss who will win the Champions League 2021? Manchester City vs Chelsea: Who is the favorite? When comparing the two teams' performances this season, it's clear that Manchester City are a step ahead of Chelsea in every area. Therefore, Man City are the overwhelming favorite to win the championship. Albeit, Chelsea have improved since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager in January. Apart from consolidating their position in the Premier League, Tuchel proved his worth as a coach by beating Manchester City in the semi-finals to secure the FA Cup final and taking Chelsea to the Champions League final. The strengths of the two teams are analyzed below in quest of the Champions League 2021 trophy. Read: How European football is badly affected by the pandemic covid-19? Manchester City UEFA Champions League season 2021 Record:W: 11, D: 1, L: 0 |Top scorer: Riyad Mahrez and Ferran Torres (4)| Top Assists: Kevin De Bruyne (4) Key Players: Kevin De Bruyne, Rúben Dias, Fernandinho Manager:Pep Guardiola Why Man City can win the title? Manchester City has been the clear favorite to win the Champions League 2021 this season, thanks to Pep Guardiola's brilliant tactics, squad depth, and the desire to win the club's first-ever Champions League trophy. The master of Tiki-Taka football, Pep Guardiola led FC Barcelona to win two Champions League titles between 2008 and 2012. After leaving Barcelona, Guardiola coached Bayern Munich for three seasons and his fifth season is underway at Manchester City but he hasn't won a Champions League in the last 10 years. So, many believe Pep can't win Europe's most prestigious club trophy without the best player in the world, Lionel Messi. Read: Football Transfers 2021: The hot favorites to replace Sergio Aguero at Man City This time Pep Guardiola, who played record eight Champions League semi-finals as a manager, has got a chance to dispel that slander. Manchester City have had to play without strikers since the beginning of the season. Ilkay Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva, and versatile midfielder Kevin De Bruyne all have played as false nine this season. Furthermore, Pep's disciples have mastered a great strategy of scoring goals by repeatedly pressing the opponent's half with a clockwise pass or zigzag pass. Manchester City have been in excellent form since December. Except for a few games, Citizens have won every match this year. To put it another way, they're on an incredible winning streak. As a result, the players' confidence will remain high ahead of the Champions League final. To beat such a team, the opponent must do something extraordinary. Otherwise, Man City will win the Champions League for the first time in their history. Read: Pro Kabaddi Tournament Could Rejuvenate Bangladesh’s National Sport Manchester City probable starting lineup: Ederson; Kyle Walker, Rúben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, Benjamin Mundey; Fernandinho, İlkay Gündoğan, Kevin De Bruyne; Bernardo Silva, Riyad Mahrez, Sergio Agüero. Chelsea UEFA Champions League season 2021 Record:W: 8, D: 3, L: 1|Top scorer:Olivier Giroud (6) | Top Assists: Kai Havertz (3) Key Players: N'Golo Kanté, César Azpilicueta, Kai Havertz Manager:Thomas Tuchel Why Chelsea can win the title? Roman Abramovich replaced Frank Lampard as Chelsea manager with Thomas Tuchel in the last week of January this year. Tuchel is expected to finish in the top four in the Premier League this season. But he surprised everyone by guiding Chelsea to the FA Cup and Champions League finals. Tuchel has previously shown his credibility as a manager. PSG reached the Champions League final for the first time last season under his guidance. However, Paris Saint-Germain were disappointed to lose the Champions League final match to Bayern Munich. Thomas Tuchel's appointment as Chelsea manager restored the team's confidence. He began his journey by focusing on not losing matches, and as a result, he has developed a strong Chelsea defense. As their focus has turned to win more games, players like Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, and N'Golo Kante have become more aggressive on the attack. After eliminating Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final and Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, Chelsea have gained even more confidence. Thomas Tuchel's team quickly figured out how to destroy a formidable opponent. It will not be impossible for Chelsea to be the best team in Europe for the second time if they can play according to their own strategy in the Champions League final. Read: Potential Young Players Who Could Rule World Football Next Decade Chelsea probable starting lineup: Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Ben Chilwell, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Kai Havertz UEFA Champion League 2021 final match fixture: 30 May 2021 (1 AM, BST) - Manchester City v Chelsea - Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul Verdict There are a few things to consider when predicting who will win the Champions League 2021? The teams' squad depth, the overall performance in the current season, whether every member of the team is fit for the finals, the players' performance on a given day, and sometimes luck plays a big factor to win the final. Those who can play the best football have a great chance of winning the final. Overall, a tough battle is anticipated between Manchester City and Chelsea. Read: Summer Window 2021: Five Potential Big Football Transfers