Man City vs Chelsea head to head analysis: Which team has been better than the other over the years?

Man City vs Chelsea head to head analysis: Which team has been better than the other over the years?

Kevin Omuya
updated at May 13, 2024 at 5:06 AM
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The match between Manchester City and Chelsea has become one of the most exciting football battles. The two have formed a solid rivalry through stiff competition, dominance, and changing fortunes. This article breaks down Man City vs Chelsea head-to-head stats and achievements.

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Erling Haaland of Manchester City is in action at the Etihad Stadium on January 27, 2023(L), and Cole Palmer of Chelsea is on May 02, 2024. Photo: Michael Regan, Visionhaus/Getty Images
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Chelsea has won five times against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City in the Premier League since the 2016–17 season, more than any other team. Since Kai Havertz scored the game-winning goal in the 2021 Champions League final in Porto, City have kept four clean sheets against the Blues before their 4-4 draw in November 2023.

Man City vs Chelsea head-to-head statistics

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Manchester City's Croatian midfielder Mateo Kovacic (R) tackles Chelsea's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (C) during the November 12, 2023 EPL football match. Photo: Adrian Dennis
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Although Man City have been dominating in their last few domestic fixtures, Chelsea still has the advantage in the all-time head-to-head. According to Chelsea's website, no team has beaten Pep Guardiola's Man City on more occasions in the Premier League than the Blues.

The Blues had not lost to a highly favoured City in Europe before. In 1970–71, the holders, Man City, lost in the European Cup Winners’ Cup semifinals 2-1 on aggregate. Here is a breakdown of their head-to-head stats, as recorded by 11vs11 across all competitions as of May 2024.


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It is impossible to exaggerate coaches' impact on their teams' success or failure in this rivalry. Intelligent managers have made permanent imprints on the two teams' success or failure.

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Chelsea football Manager Jose Mourinho answers the question from the press during a press conference at a hotel in Bangkok on July 12, 2013. Photo: Pornchai Kittiwongsakul
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After joining Chelsea in 2004, Jose Mourinho did not miss a beat, guiding the club to their first English League championship in half a century in his first season in charge. According to All Football App, Mourinho established himself as the 'Special One' at Stamford Bridge with this Premier League victory and the League Cup.

As one of the most successful managers in Chelsea's history, Mourinho led the team to league and FA Cup victories in 2007 and 2015. After a long drought, Chelsea finally found their winning formula in 2016–17 under new manager Antonio Conte.

The Italian tactician led them to the Premier League in his first season. The club completed a domestic double after winning the 2018 FA Cup.

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Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola attends a press conference on February 19, 2019. Photo: Patrick Stollarz
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Pep Guardiola unleashed his innovative tactics at Etihad. He guided his team to their third Premier League crown in 2017–18, a record-breaking campaign in which they set new benchmarks for most points, most goals scored, and most significant victory margin.

Pep Guordiola's team made history the following season by successfully defending their Premier League title, becoming the first club in a decade to do so. The many League Cups and FA Cups that the Citizens have won while he has been manager have cemented their place as one of England's most formidable football teams.

Man City vs Chelsea EPL titles

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and John Terry celebrate with the trophy on September 30, 2016. Photo: Darren Walsh
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Regarding Man City vs Chelsea head-to-head trophies, the Citizens have more titles with 30 leagues, tournaments, and cups under their belts than Chelsea (25), according to Goal.

The Blues have five Premier League titles, while City has nine. Chelsea has eight FA Cups, one more than Manchester City. Only Arsenal (14) and Manchester United (12) have won the trophy more than the Blues.

Frequently asked question questions

The EPL is home to some of the most competitive teams in Europe. The following are the most critical questions about the Manchester City vs Chelsea head-to-head Premier League stats.

Who has more titles between Chelsea and Man City?

The Blues won 9 trophies compared to the Citizen's four in domestic leagues, tournaments and cups. However, City has more overall titles (30), while Chelsea has (25).

Which Cup has Man City won the most?

City has nine EPL titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, six FA Charity/Community Shields, one UEFA Champions League, one European Cup Winners' Cup, one UEFA Super Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.

What is the head-to-head record between Manchester City and Chelsea?

According to MyKhel, the teams have met 50 times in the Premier League as of May 2024. Man City won 16 times, while Chelsea has 27. The remaining seven games finished in a tie.

Final word

The Man City and Chelsea head-to-head tells the story of a thrilling football rivalry characterized by fierce competition and a desire to be the best. We learn more about this exciting match between two football giants by looking at it through statistics, historical context, and managerial impact.

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Kevin Omuya is a Content Writer with 4 years of experience who joined Sports Brief in 2022. In 2019 he held a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Digital Media from KCA University.
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