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Chelsea v City: Need to Know preview

  • 19 February 2016 15:52
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Everything you need to know about Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Chelsea, all in one place.

Need to know

Match: Chelsea (12th) v City (4th)

Competition: FA Cup

Venue: Stamford Bridge

Date and time: Sunday 21 February (16:00 GMT)

Referee: Andre Marriner

Last time: Chelsea 1-1 City, 31 January 2015

Head-to-head record:

Matches 153: City wins 51, Draws 39, Chelsea wins 63

Form

City: DWDWLL

Chelsea: DDWDDW

Key Quotes

Manuel Pellegrini: “We always try to play with a strong team in every competition as they are all important – especially the FA Cup. We had two difficult draws against Premier League teams away and won 3-0 and 4-0.

“For me always the priority is the next game but we must make an exception now because of so many injuries. After that, we have to play a really important 180 minutes against Kiev”.

Pablo Zabaleta: “Chelsea are one of the favourites to win the FA Cup and I heard Guus Hiddink talking about this as a final so there is a lot of expectation on them to win this game.

“They are on their own ground and have been playing well so it’s one of the toughest draws we could have been given, but we are going there to beat Chelsea”.

Guus Hiddink: “I will make hardly any changes as we take the FA Cup very seriously.

“Winning the FA Cup is a prestigious prize in England but also worldwide”.

Team News

Out (City): Delph, Sagna, Mangala, Nasri, De Bruyne, Bony

Out (Chelsea): Terry, Zouma, Falcao

Further reading 


Chelsea v City Introducing City young guns who could feature at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea v City Manuel Pellegrini press conference team news and injuries

Chelsea v City Five Famous FA Cup meetings

Chelsea v City Talking Points things to watch at Stamford Bridge

On this day in Manchester City history 19 February


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