Manchester City v Chelsea – Starting Teams

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Updated: February 15, 2014

We have the starting teams from The Eithad stadium, as the pick of the FA Cup matches see’s Manchester City welcome Chelsea FC.

City’s manager says his side will not be deterred from the attacking style that has brought them 68 goals in 25 league games.

“I think it’ll be a very similar game as we have a style of play that we don’t change, no matter who we’re against,” the Chilean said.

“From the other game, we know also that we have to try not to be very open on the counter-attack. And if we play well, there is no reason we cannot beat them.”

Mourinho played down his personal record against Pellegrini, but conceded that playing the same opponents in the space of 12 days made devising tactics harder than usual.

“It’s not easy to play consecutive matches against the same team, exactly because you try to read the previous game and try to improve things and try to analyse the mistakes and try to analyse the opponent again,” he said.

“The game was very equal. Are we confident? Yes, but I believe they are confident.


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“Are they worried? I believe so, but we are too.”

MATCH FACTS

• This is the fifth meeting in the FA Cup, with Manchester City winning three times and Chelsea once.

• Manchester City have played in two of the last three FA Cup finals. They won the trophy for the fifth time when they beat Stoke in 2011, but were beaten by Wigan in the final last season. They first lifted the FA Cup in 1904.

• Chelsea have won the competition seven times, with all seven of their victories coming between 1970 and 2012.

Starting Teams

Chelsea - Cech, Ivanovic, Cahill, David Luiz, Azpilicueta, Mikel, Matic, Ramires, Hazard, Willian, Eto

Man City - Pantilimon, Zabaleta, Kompany (C), Lescott, Clichy, Garcia, Toure, Milner, Silva, Jovetic, Dzeko

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