Manchester City and Chelsea’s rivalry symbolises English football’s battle for supremacy at its summit. Both clubs have emerged as powerhouses in recent times, competing for domestic and European honours alike. Today, we examine their history – their head-to-head records and notable encounters are chronicled in our Man City vs Chelsea F.C. stats guide.

Head-to-Head Record

Man City and Chelsea FC have met numerous times both domestically and in cup competitions, creating an intense rivalry. As of this month, Manchester City had won 65 matches compared with 71 for Chelsea, with 40 matches ending in draws. Find the full head-to-head record below:

Date Fixture Final Scoreline Result Competition
December 7, 1907 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-2 D
League: Division 1
April 4, 1908 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-3 W
League: Division 1
December 25, 1908 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-2 W
League: Division 1
December 26, 1908 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-2 L
League: Division 1
October 26, 1912 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L
League: Division 1
March 1, 1913 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
League: Division 1
November 22, 1913 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
League: Division 1
March 28, 1914 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
League: Division 1
December 25, 1914 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
League: Division 1
December 26, 1914 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
League: Division 1
February 20, 1915 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-2 W FA Cup
April 3, 1920 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
League: Division 1
April 10, 1920 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
January 15, 1921 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
League: Division 1
January 22, 1921 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
March 18, 1922 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
League: Division 1
March 25, 1922 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-0 D
League: Division 1
March 31, 1923 Manchester City v Chelsea 3-0 L
League: Division 1
April 7, 1923 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
April 5, 1924 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
April 30, 1924 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-1 W
League: Division 1
December 11, 1926 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 2
April 30, 1927 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
League: Division 2
November 12, 1927 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
League: Division 2
March 24, 1928 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
League: Division 2
November 15, 1930 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-0 W
League: Division 1
March 21, 1931 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L
League: Division 1
December 5, 1931 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-2 W
League: Division 1
April 16, 1932 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
December 17, 1932 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-1 W
League: Division 1
May 3, 1933 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-4 W
League: Division 1
December 9, 1933 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-2 L
League: Division 1
April 21, 1934 Manchester City v Chelsea 4-2 L
League: Division 1
December 15, 1934 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L
League: Division 1
April 27, 1935 Chelsea v Manchester City 4-2 W
League: Division 1
December 25, 1935 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-0 D
League: Division 1
December 26, 1935 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
League: Division 1
September 26, 1936 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-0 D
League: Division 1
February 3, 1937 Chelsea v Manchester City 4-4 D
League: Division 1
November 20, 1937 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-2 D
League: Division 1
April 2, 1938 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
January 24, 1948 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L FA Cup
March 26, 1948 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-2 D
League: Division 1
March 29, 1948 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
April 15, 1949 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
April 18, 1949 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
October 8, 1949 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-0 W
League: Division 1
February 25, 1950 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
December 25, 1951 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-3 L
League: Division 1
December 26, 1951 Manchester City v Chelsea 3-1 L
League: Division 1
December 13, 1952 Manchester City v Chelsea 4-0 L
League: Division 1
April 29, 1953 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-1 W
League: Division 1
April 16, 1954 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
League: Division 1
April 19, 1954 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
September 11, 1954 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
January 22, 1955 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-2 L
League: Division 1
October 1, 1955 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
League: Division 1
February 11, 1956 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-2 D
League: Division 1
December 8, 1956 Manchester City v Chelsea 5-4 L
League: Division 1
March 9, 1957 Chelsea v Manchester City 4-2 W
League: Division 1
August 28, 1957 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-3 L
League: Division 1
September 4, 1957 Manchester City v Chelsea 5-2 L
League: Division 1
November 15, 1958 Manchester City v Chelsea 5-1 L
League: Division 1
April 4, 1959 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-0 W
League: Division 1
November 14, 1959 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
April 2, 1960 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-0 W
League: Division 1
November 19, 1960 Chelsea v Manchester City 6-3 W
League: Division 1
April 8, 1961 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
League: Division 1
November 18, 1961 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-2 D
League: Division 1
April 7, 1962 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
October 1, 1966 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-4 W
League: Division 1
February 11, 1967 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
League: Division 1
April 12, 1968 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
April 16, 1968 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
League: Division 1
November 2, 1968 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-0 W
League: Division 1
January 11, 1969 Manchester City v Chelsea 4-1 L
League: Division 1
September 6, 1969 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-0 D
League: Division 1
December 20, 1969 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-1 W
League: Division 1
October 10, 1970 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
January 23, 1971 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-3 L FA Cup
April 14, 1971 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
European Cup Winners Cup
April 17, 1971 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
April 28, 1971 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
European Cup Winners Cup
August 21, 1971 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-2 D
League: Division 1
March 18, 1972 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
League: Division 1
August 26, 1972 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
League: Division 1
March 27, 1973 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
League: Division 1
September 22, 1973 Manchester City v Chelsea 3-2 L
League: Division 1
February 9, 1974 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
League: Division 1
October 5, 1974 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
April 12, 1975 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
League: Division 1
November 26, 1977 Manchester City v Chelsea 6-2 L
League: Division 1
May 5, 1978 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
League: Division 1
September 16, 1978 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-4 L
League: Division 1
January 20, 1979 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-3 W
League: Division 1
December 3, 1983 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
League: Division 2
May 4, 1984 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-2 W
League: Division 2
November 21, 1984 Chelsea v Manchester City 4-1 W League Cup
October 5, 1985 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
League: Division 1
March 8, 1986 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
League: Division 1
March 23, 1986 Chelsea v Manchester City 5-4 W
Full Members Cup
October 18, 1986 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
League: Division 1
March 14, 1987 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-2 W
League: Division 1
December 16, 1987 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-2 W Simod Cup
September 20, 1988 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-3 L
League: Division 2
March 18, 1989 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-3 W
League: Division 2
October 28, 1989 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
March 21, 1990 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
League: Division 1
September 22, 1990 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
February 9, 1991 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
League: Division 1
January 1, 1992 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
League: Division 1
March 28, 1992 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-0 D
League: Division 1
September 20, 1992 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
Premier League
January 9, 1993 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-4 L
Premier League
October 26, 1993 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L League Cup
November 22, 1993 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
Premier League
April 30, 1994 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-2 D
Premier League
August 31, 1994 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-0 W
Premier League
March 8, 1995 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-2 W
Premier League
December 23, 1995 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
Premier League
March 12, 1996 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
Premier League
December 3, 2000 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
Premier League
May 19, 2001 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-2 W
Premier League
October 19, 2002 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-3 W
Premier League
March 22, 2003 Chelsea v Manchester City 5-0 W
Premier League
October 25, 2003 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
Premier League
February 28, 2004 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
Premier League
October 16, 2004 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
Premier League
February 6, 2005 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
Premier League
December 28, 2005 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
Premier League
March 25, 2006 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-0 W
Premier League
August 20, 2006 Chelsea v Manchester City 3-0 W
Premier League
March 14, 2007 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
Premier League
October 27, 2007 Chelsea v Manchester City 6-0 W
Premier League
April 5, 2008 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-2 W
Premier League
September 13, 2008 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-3 W
Premier League
March 15, 2009 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W
Premier League
December 5, 2009 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
Premier League
February 27, 2010 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-4 L
Premier League
September 25, 2010 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
Premier League
March 20, 2011 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-0 W
Premier League
December 12, 2011 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
Premier League
March 21, 2012 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
Premier League
August 12, 2012 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-3 L
FA Community Shield
November 25, 2012 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 D
Premier League
February 24, 2013 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L
Premier League
April 14, 2013 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-2 L FA Cup
October 27, 2013 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
Premier League
February 3, 2014 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
Premier League
February 15, 2014 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L FA Cup
September 21, 2014 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-1 D
Premier League
January 31, 2015 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-1 D
Premier League
August 16, 2015 Manchester City v Chelsea 3-0 L
Premier League
February 21, 2016 Chelsea v Manchester City 5-1 W FA Cup
April 16, 2016 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-3 L
Premier League
December 3, 2016 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-3 W
Premier League
April 5, 2017 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
Premier League
September 30, 2017 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
Premier League
March 4, 2018 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
Premier League
August 5, 2018 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-2 L
FA Community Shield
December 8, 2018 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-0 W
Premier League
February 10, 2019 Manchester City v Chelsea 6-0 L
Premier League
February 24, 2019 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-0 L League Cup
November 23, 2019 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-1 L
Premier League
June 26, 2020 Chelsea v Manchester City 2-1 W
Premier League
January 3, 2021 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-3 L
Premier League
April 17, 2021 Chelsea v Manchester City 1-0 W FA Cup
May 8, 2021 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-2 W
Premier League
May 29, 2021 Manchester City v Chelsea 0-1 W
UEFA Champions League
September 25, 2021 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
Premier League
January 15, 2022 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
Premier League
November 9, 2022 Manchester City v Chelsea 2-0 L League Cup
January 5, 2023 Chelsea v Manchester City 0-1 L
Premier League
January 8, 2023 Manchester City v Chelsea 4-0 L FA Cup
May 21, 2023 Manchester City v Chelsea 1-0 L
Premier League
November 12, 2023 Chelsea v Manchester City 4-4 D
Premier League

Premier League Encounters

Over time, Man City vs Chelsea F.C. stats and records have shown the two have engaged in many high-stakes encounters within the Premier League. Recent matches between Manchester City and Chelsea have provided a showcase of both teams’ tactical acumen and attacking prowess, often producing tight contests where individual moments of brilliance often determine victory.

Cup Competitions

City and Chelsea have regularly faced off in cup competitions such as the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League, most recently meeting again for an epic final in the 2018/2019 Carabao Cup that ended with Manchester City triumphant via penalty shootout victory.

Chelsea met their rivals in the UEFA Champions League Final in the 2020/2021 season. The Blues came away victorious, winning with a narrow 1-0 scoreline to claim their second Champions League trophy and adding yet another chapter to their heated rivalry on Europe’s largest stage.

Key Player Performances

Matches between the two sides have showcased some of the game’s brightest talents, such as Sergio Aguero – Manchester City’s all-time goalscorer who frequently poses a significant threat against Chelsea FC’s defence with his clinical finishing ability.

Eden Hazard, Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard, meanwhile, have made notable contributions for Chelsea against City. These players have shown their ability to rise to the challenge and deliver important goals and assists during critical encounters.

Conclusion

The rivalry between Manchester City and Chelsea is an intriguing and fierce one, marked by high-quality football, tactical battles, and memorable moments. Their head-to-head stats record illustrates this fierce competition.

As both clubs work to achieve domestic and European glory, their matches continue to captivate football fans worldwide. Packed with talented players, tactical wizards, and an undying drive for glory, Manchester City vs Chelsea matches are guaranteed to provide exciting encounters that fans worldwide will remember fondly for years.

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