Chelsea v City: Need to Know preview
- 19 February 2016 15:52
- Posted by @kareem_kaddouri
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
Matches 153: City wins 51, Draws 39, Chelsea wins 63
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”.
Out (City): Delph, Sagna, Mangala, Nasri, De Bruyne, Bony
Out (Chelsea): Terry, Zouma, Falcao