The Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien admits that Man City will be feeling in confident mood after the 3-0 demolition of Arsenal in midweek, but Chelsea bettered that by beating Arsenal’s first team by the same score at the Emirates, so no matter how confident City are, Essien thinks that Chelsea’s confidence is higher!
‘I think City will try to win and attack us, they like to play against the big teams and this will be another difficult test for us,’ Essien said.
“‘We’ll do our best and try to take the three points for sure, not looking for a draw there. It will be very tough but I know we have the players to do it. Of course they have some good players as well but if we’re at our best we will take the points.
‘We have been playing some good football and winning games, and the confidence is high in the dressing room,”
“Nobody in there likes to lose, we are all winners and it motivates us to go out and do our best. We have big characters which you need for these games.”
“It is very similar to when I was at Lyon and we dominated the French league. I was there with Flo and we all wanted to be winners, it was more or less the same as we have here at Chelsea, it is so good for the players.”
This game is a serious test for both sets of players, and could have a great bearing on the title race. Chelsea have won their last nine meetings with Man City. Can they make it ten today?
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