UEFA Champions League Final 2021: How to Watch Chelsea vs. Manchester City, Kickoff Time and Odds

For the second time in three seasons the Champions League final will be an-all English affair with Manchester City and Chelsea set to meet in Istanbul on May 29 with European soccer's biggest prize at stake.

Goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday, giving the Blues a 3-1 aggregate win following their draw in Madrid last week. Chelsea will contend its first Champions League final since their triumph against Bayern Munich nine years ago.

City, meanwhile, secured a spot in the Champions League final for the first time in its history after defeating Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Tuesday thanks to two goals from Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian had also scored in the first leg, when City won 2-1 in Paris.

It means that for the third time in history the Champions League final will be contested by two English clubs.

Chelsea's first appearance in the final ended when they lost on penalties to Premier League rivals Manchester United in 2008. And in 2019 Tottenham Hotspur, making a maiden appearance in the final, lost 2-0 to Liverpool.

Here's all you need to know about this year's final.

When is the Champions League final?

European club soccer's biggest game will take place on May 29 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. Kick off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET.

The venue previously hosted the Champions League final in 2005, when Liverpool famously overturned a 3-0 deficit at half-time to defeat A.C. Milan on penalties.

Champions League final TV coverage

The Champions League final will air on CBS, with live stream available via Paramount+ and fuboTV.

Will fans be allowed to attend?

The Turkish government has previously assured UEFA the final would safely go ahead with both clubs receiving 4,000 tickets each.

Initially, UEFA had aimed was to fill 50 percent of the Ataturk Stadium's 75,000-capacity, but the stringent lockdown measures in place in Turkey have made that unlikely.

"The UEFA Champions League final will take place in Istanbul on May 29 with a limited number of spectators and we are assured the temporary lockdown which is in force until May 17 should not have any impact on the match," a UEFA statement read.

"UEFA continues to work closely with the Turkish Football Federation and the local and national authorities to stage the match safely."

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A detail of the official match ball prior to the UEFA Champions League semifinal between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge on May 5, in London, England. Chelsea will face Manchester City in the final on May 29. Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Have Chelsea and Manchester City been here before?

This year will mark Chelsea's third Champions League final in 13 years and the first since they lifted the trophy for the first time in Munich in 2012. The Blues' first appearance in European soccer's most prestigious game coincided with the competition's first all-English final in 2008 when they lost to Manchester United on penalties in Moscow after the game ended 1-1.

Four years later, spot kicks were cause for celebrations for Chelsea instead, as it defeated Bayern Munich after the game had again ended 1-1 after extra time courtesy of Didier Drogba's late equaliser.

City, meanwhile, will make its first appearance in the Champions League final. The Premier League champions-elect went as far as the semifinals in 2016 but had never made it past the quarterfinals in the last three seasons.

Head coach Pep Guardiola, however, is no stranger to European soccer's biggest stage. The City manager won the European Cup—as the competition was known until the beginning of the 1992-93 season—with Barcelona as a player in 1992 and twice as a manager in 2009 and 2011.

Champions League final odds

City is a 4-9 favorite to lift the trophy, while Chelsea is 7-4. The Premier League leaders are City 10-11 favorite to win in 90 minutes with both William Hill and DraftKings, while Chelsea is a 3-1 and 10-3 outsider respectively.