Pre Match : Manchester City vs Chelsea Live Stream, Highlights, Preview, Team News, Lineups
February 3, 2014 8:00 PM GMT
Etihad Stadium — Manchester
Referee: M. Dean
Highlights & Full Match – available after match
Manuel Pellegrini’s side at their the unconquerable fortress called Etihad welcome Mourinho’s Chelsea aiming to win and to take the first place on the table. Currently the Citizens sit two points behind the leading team, Arsenal, while the third placed Chelsea will try to win and level the points with Manchester side.
A trip to the Etihad Stadium for every club is a daunting place to visit this season,as Man City have won 17 of their 18 games at home in all competitions and by doing so they netted incredible 72 goals. Regarding Premier league, Manuel Pellegrini’s men have won all of the Premier league home games, 11 in total, and scored 42 goals. The recent form of Man City is simply to put , superb, and the latest game on tour against Tottenham proves that. The Manchester blue side, sinked the Spurs at White Hart Lane with 5-1.
To reflect, Mourinho’s men started to struggle a little, and the recent 0-0 at home against West Ham United is just one of few blunders which Chelsea suffered with Mourinho on the bench. Therefore, the third position is a realistic position for them.
Jose Mourinho is fully aware of the City big form, but still he sees some chances for Chelsea in this game .
“Chelsea try to win every game,” the Portuguese told the press. “We are not going to change our philosophy. We are going in a certain direction and just because we are playing a certain opponent doesn’t mean we are going to change that.”
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Team Probable lineups
Man City : Hart – Zabaleta, Kompany, Demichelis, Clichy –Navas, Fernandinho, Yaya Toure, Silva – Negredo, Džeko
Chelsea : Cech; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Azpilicueta; David Luiz, Matic; Ramires, Willian, Hazard; Eto’o