Why there is little chance Man City vs Chelsea will be moved from Istanbul to Wembley

All English final

With Chelsea progressing past Real Madrid and Manchester City knocking out PSG, there will be an all-English Champions League final.

Thomas Tuchel was able to mastermind 3-1 aggregate victory over Zinedine Zidane and Los Blancos.

Goals from Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Mason Mount were enough over 180+ minutes to wrap up the tie comfortably.

Equally as impressive, Manchester City came from behind in the tie to win 4-1 on aggregate thanks to 3 goals from Riyad Mahrez and one from their talisman Kevin De Bruyne.

Why there is little chance Man City vs Chelsea will be moved from Istanbul to Wembley

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 04: Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City celebrates with Oleksandr Zinchenko and Kevin De Bruyne after scoring his team’s second goal during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on May 04, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

This will be the first time since the 2012 victory that Chelsea have played in the European elite competition’s final.

Whereas for Manchester City, they will be partaking for the very first time having only ever reached the semi-final once before this season.

City become the third new side in the final in successive seasons after PSG last year and Spurs the year prior.

Chelsea recently knocked Man City out of the FA Cup semi final and face the Citizens in the league this coming week. The narrative is set, but what about the venue?

Why there is little chance Man City vs Chelsea will be moved from Istanbul to Wembley

Chelsea’s Hakim Ziyech celebrates scoring their first goal of the game with teammate Timo Werner (right) during the FA Cup semi final match at Wembley Stadium, London. Picture date: Saturday April 17, 2021. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

UCL final venue unlikely to move

The 2021 Champions League final is set to take place in Istanbul Turkey, 16 years after the famous Liverpool comeback against AC Milan.

Xavbi Alonso scoring against Milan

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – MAY 25: (Re-transmission of #52980075) Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso of Spain scores the third goal during the European Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan on May 25, 2005 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Turkey was set to host the final last season but due to the pandemic waved responsibility for a year so the competition could take place in the Portuguese city of Lisbon.

Any thought of moving the final again seems unlikely at this stage. Simon Evans, reporter for Reuters, pointed out that Turkey waving the hosting of last season to this will unlikely see them be so open to it twice in a row.

The Times’ Martyn Ziegler also highlights that the Turkish Covid rate is falling and the country is expected leave lockdown on 17th May.

There is also expectation that 25,000 fans could be in attendance 8000 supporters of Chelsea & Man City also invited.

Wherever it is played, a final between Chelsea and Manchester City, Guardiola & Tuchel, De Bruyne & Havertz is sure to light up the pitch.

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All English finalWith Chelsea progressing past Real Madrid and Manchester City knocking out PSG, there will be an all-English Champions League final.Thomas Tuchel was able to mastermind 3-1 aggregate victory over Zinedine Zidane and Los Blancos.Goals from Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Mason Mount were enough over 180+ minutes to wrap up the tie comfortably.EquallyFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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