Champions League Final 2021 Highlights

Highlights of the 2021 Champions League Final - Congratulations to Chelsea on winning the 2021 Champions League Final in Portugal on Saturday night.

The London Blues were the better side on the night, and thoroughly deserved their 1-0 win over Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side.

The win for Chelsea is their second Champions League title, after first lifting the trophy in Munich back in 2012.

Man City vs Chelsea Champions League Final 2021 Highlights

Questions asked of Pep Guardiola's Team Selection

After deciding to slightly tinker with the formula and formation that got Manchester City to the final in such impressive manner, questions are being asked about Pep Guardiola's team selection.

Guardiola - seeming out of the blue - decided to recall Raheem Sterling and play him in the front three, moving Phil Foden out of his wide role, and back into midfield.

In doing so, Pep left both of his holding midfielders - Rodri and Fernandinho - out of the side. This totally changed the dynamic of the City team. It also leaves Pep vulnerable to scrutiny about how much it effected the result of the match.

It could just have been one of those nights for Man City. But due to Pep's tinkering, the accusation that he is to blame will always be levelled at him.

To further hold Pep accountable, this was the first time he has ever selected this starting XI. It was also only the second time this season that neither of Fernandino and Rodri has played in the team. Quite a night to be experimenting with the side!

Far be it for me to criticise Pep, but I was surprised by the selection.

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