Tevez aiming to maintain jinx on Chelsea
- Fri 24 Sep 2010, 10:06PM
- Posted by Tim Oscroft
The defending champions have swept all before them in the Barclays Premier League so far this season, but facing Chelsea holds no fears for Carlos Tevez.
The Blues' skipper has scored five times against Saturday's visitors since arriving in England, but it's the three he knocked in as part of last season's memorable double over the London club that linger longest in the memory.
A brilliant free kick at home last December gave City a lead that they hung onto thanks to some penalty heroics from Shay Given and in the return fixture Tevez chipped in with half of the goals in one the more remarkable results of 2009/10.
Carlo Ancelotti's side are unbeaten in the league so far this season, but Tevez is relishing the prospect of ending that run on Saturday lunchtime.
"It's funny, I think a lot of players have a team that they like to play against, who things turn out well against sometimes,” he smiled.
“I've played against Chelsea many times, managed to convert a few goals and played well.
For some reason they suit me and they're a lucky side for me, or they certainly have been in the past
...Carlos Tevez on Chelsea
"What's important now is that we remain calm and focussed in the lead-up to the game. We have to turn a good performance into three points."
The captain's arm-band seems to suit the striker, who has lead by example in every aspect of the role of City skipper.
"Being made captain has brought me a lot more responsibility on and off the field. It's important for me to be working hard and help the rest of the lads keep working hard, and I want to try to help grow this team from a very good one into something even bigger. I'm working hard, but I have to say that I love the responsibility," he concluded.