Chelsea face Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday evening, in what will be their first appearance in the final of this competition since the Blues last won it in 2012.
The Blues had injury concerns over key players Eduoard Mendy and N’Golo Kante, but with both players returning to training ahead of the final, both are likely to start against Pep Guardiola’s side.
In leading Chelsea to the final, manager Thomas Tuchel has now reached the Champions League final for the second consecutive season, albeit he’ll be hoping to go one further than last season, following PSG’s defeat to Bayern Munich.
So, what line-up will Tuchel go with against City in the Champions League final? And, what will the final score be?
We used FIFA 21 to get a score prediction for the 2020/21 Champions League final and this is what happened…
Man City vs Chelsea Champions League final score predicted
To set up this simulation, we used kick-off mode within FIFA 21 but didn’t select a team to control; we then selected the teams and watched the match play out by itself.
The AI difficulty was set to legendary, with the line-up updated with the latest transfers, injuries and suspensions.
We predict that Man City could set up in a 4-3-3 formation, with the line-up as follows: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Foden, Bernardo, Mahrez.
We predict that Chelsea could set up in a 3-4-2-1 formation, with the line-up as follows: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Silva, Rudiger; James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso; Mount, Pulisic; Werner
The first goal of this simulated Champions League final came after just nine minutes, with Chelsea the team to strike first.
Mason Mount received the ball on the edge of the City box and threaded a pass into Timo Werner, who produced a great finish that curled past Ederson to make it 1-0.
But around 15 minutes later, City were back on level terms.
Riyad Mahrez skinned Ben Chilwell on the byline, advanced into the area and played a pass into Bernardo Silva, who finished from close range to make it 1-1.
And, just before half-time, City completed their comeback and took the lead, through an unlikely source.
After a flowing passing move, the ball ended up at the feet of Fernandinho on the edge of the Chelsea area.
The Brazilian produced a stunning strike with his weaker left foot, which flew into the corner, with Mendy beaten all ends up.
The second-half was a much tighter affair, with City having the majority of possession and looking to slow the game down, whilst Chelsea weren’t being overly ambitious in attack.
But with ten minutes to go, Tuchel sent on Callum Hudson-Odoi and Christian Pulisic, and the Blues went all-out attack.
With five minutes to go, their change of approach was rewarded with a late equaliser, when Mount found some space inside the City area and smashed an effort into the near post.
And so, the game advanced to extra time.
The first half of extra time flew by, with no real chances for either side, but that was all about to change.
With eight minutes remaining in the final, Bernardo Silva won the Champions League for City.
Mahrez again found space on the right and gave the ball to Silva in the area, who turned and produced a sensational finish into the corner to make it 3-2.
And that was that, Manchester City were 2020/21 Champions League winners.
Predicted FIFA 21 score: Man City 3-2 Chelsea (AET)
FIFA 21 predicts that Manchester City and Chelsea are two high-quality teams who will be closely matched, and it could go into extra-time, with fine margins deciding this game.
As always, this is just a score prediction ahead of the final, but what do you think the score will be on Saturday?
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