Manchester City and Chelsea will clash in the Champions League final this season at Estadio do Dragao, Sunday (30/5/2021) early morning Western Indonesian Time. Fans of both clubs will clearly support the team to win the title.
Manchester City managed to stroll into the top party of the Champions League after beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate. On the other hand, the Blues embraced a 3-1 aggregate victory over Real Madrid in the two-leg semi-final match.
Manchester City and Chelsea have met three times in domestic competitions this season. The Citizens won once, and the Blues won twice.
In Week 17 of the Premier League this season, Manchester City won 3-1 at Chelsea. City won through goals from Ilkay Gundogan, Phil Foden and Kevin De Bruyne. At that time, Frank Lampard still handled Chelsea.
After that, the two teams met in the FA Cup semifinals. This time, Chelsea has been coached by Thomas Tuchel. Playing at Wembley, the Blues won 1-0 through Hakim Ziyech’s single goal.
At the last meeting, Manchester City hosted Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium in Matchday 35 of the Premier League. In the duel, Tuchel again defeated Guardiola.
Chelsea made by the German manager won 2-1. Having fallen behind by Raheem Sterling’s goal, Chelsea turned things around through goals from Hakim Ziyech and Marcos Alonso.
Manchester City and Chelsea have only faced each other twice on the European stage, namely when they met in the semifinals of the 1970/1971 Cup Winners’ Cup. At that time, Chelsea eliminated Manchester City 2-0 on aggregate after winning 1-0 home and away respectively.
This is the first Champions League final for Manchester City. Meanwhile, this is the 3rd final for Chelsea, who won once in 2012.
Among Manchester City and Chelsea fans, not a few are celebrities. Who are they?
1. Bill Clinton
The 42nd President of the United States is known as a supporter of Chelsea. She named her eldest son, daughter, Chelsea Clinton. Clinton is also known to have visited Stamford Bridge several times during his stay in England in the 60s while he was studying at Oxford.
2. Amitabh Bachchan
The famous Indian actor, Amitabh Bachchan, has a large fan base. He is known all over the world for his acting skills. Amitabh Bachchan has repeatedly mentioned his love for his favorite club, Chelsea FC. His son, Abhishek Bachchan, is also a supporter of the Blues, both of whom have watched at Stamford Bridge several times. He’s also quite active on Twitter, posting frequent updates about goals and other things.
3. Gordon Ramsey
Celebrity chef, Gordon Ramsey, is also known as a supporter of Chelsea. Prior to becoming a chef, the Scottish-born man had tried his hand (read feet) in football at Glasgow Rangers in the Scottish League, and is still a major supporter of the club. He claims to have played two first-team games for the club, but club historians dispute the claim of the holder of 16 Michelin stars.
Ramsey can often be seen with the boys at Stamford Bridge cheering on the Blues. He has also been seen wearing a jersey in public, showing his support with pride.
4. Will Ferrell
Popular actor and comedian, Will Ferrel, is completely blue. He has lots of photos of him visiting Stamford Bridge and in the dressing room with the players.
He was appointed honorary captain during Chelsea’s match against Inter Milan in a pre-season friendly in the US in 2009. He is often seen wearing a Chelsea jersey (2003/2004, 2004/2005) but denies having any loyalty to any particular club. However, he couldn’t help it when Chelsea visited the US in 2012.
5. Bryan Adams
Canadian singer and songwriter Bryan Adams is known as a Chelsea fan. Grammy award winner Bryan Adams is a staunch supporter and makes sure to watch Chelsea play whenever he has the chance. Singer Summer of ’69, also recorded the song “We’re gonna win”, in support of Chelsea.
1. Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher doesn’t really need many introductions, does he? He is the main songwriter for Oasis (which is now disbanded). He is known as a big fan of Manchester City and is always open to giving his support.
2. Liam Gallagher
Despite having a hard time getting along with his brother, Noel, the two share a common love, music and Manchester City. Liam’s love for Manchester City is very bright and his true inspiration in life is said to have come from his love for the football club.
3. Ricky Hatton
The boxer nicknamed “The Hitman” is a Manchester City fan. Hatton is a passionate City supporter. He has a strong relationship with the club because his father and grandfather are former players. Hatton has had trials in the City youth team, and uses the club song. as the opening music when boxing.
4. Kevin Kennedy
Actor Kevin Kennedy is a man born in Manchester. Fans of Avid Coronation Street will recognize him as the actor who played Curly Watts, between 1983-2003. He is a writer and producer of the film Spanish Capers and appears in Daz detergent commercials. The 48-year-old has a long-term passion for City.
5. Lee Dixon
Having had a long and successful career with Arsenal, Dixon has always expressed his love for City and he was born in Manchester.