Date: 5th February 2019 at 5:11pm
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It feels kind of strange having no midweek game to focus on to break up the monotony of the day job.

But, it, with the games coming thick and fast as Chelsea participate in four competitions this month, the calm before the storm.

This weekend, on Sunday, Chelsea face a difficult Premier League fixture when they venture to the north-west to take on the reigning Premier League champions, Manchester City.

In the reciprocating fixture, Chelsea frustrated Pep Guardiola’s side and became the first side to beat them in the Premier League this season, emerging 2-0 victors.

There’s no doubting Guardiola will be looking for revenge, at the Etihad Stadium, this Sunday, even more so as his side have closed the gap on Liverpool, who led the table by seven points at one stage.

Now, like numerous other Chelsea supporters, the worst thing that could happen this season is for Liverpool to win the title, life would become unbearable, even more so with the media lapping up the achievement by their darlings.

However whilst some might jest about Chelsea rolling over and letting City take the three points on offer this Sunday, it remains something that just isn’t going to happen. Chelsea will travel north looking for the three points and thereby enhancing their own chances of a top-four finish.

But, in a season whereby Chelsea have illustrated their unpredictability perfectly, beating City but being thrashed by Bournemouth, how do you go about engineering such a victory?

Here at Vital Chelsea, we’re three suggestions Maurizio Sarri might wish to dwell over if the side are to do a league double over our Carabao Cup Final opponents.

1 – Chelsea will need to utilise the counter-attack with precision. In our title-winning season, under Antonio Conte, with the game delicately poised at 1-1, both Willian and Hazard showed how to counter-attack effectively with both racing onto through balls to hammer home memorable goals.

2 – Chelsea must not get involved in an open game, they need to keep it tight at the back, press Manchester City as they come forward and stifle City’s play down the flanks, force them inside into a crowded middle of the park, frustrate them but always look out for that golden opportunity to spring a devastating counter-attack.

3 – Much is made of the midfield and attacking prowess of the former Chelsea player, Kevin De Bruyne. Although the Belgian international is a classy operative, the player Chelsea need to nullify is David Silva. He may be small in stature but he possesses a gigantic amount of talent and operating, in and around the box, he is quite capable of playing that through ball to the likes of Sergio Aguero.

It’s not going to be easy, but we’ve done it before and we can do it again, mark my words!

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10 Replies to “Three Pointers That Could Help Chelsea Beat Manchester City This Weekend”

  • Bro ,man u’ve stated t correctly cz with Man city ts about their wing attackers if our defenders close them down n not letting them play jst as they did in the fast leg as mking life miserable for them those ³points wil b in our pockets.#BLUES FOR ETERNITY

  • Man, iwish Sarri plays Kovacic the Dm role cz he looked well in that postion wen he played in a match during Wednesday game ,mi ilike his physic ,killer pass awareness infact he needs tu play him in every match cz he is better than Jorghino .
    Also ,man mi iwish the Reds tu tke the trophy cz City can’t tke it twice Neva jst as we did put Liv’pool on top ov the league by beating them(City) still ts Going tu b the same #Case n we reward the Reds the title after 28yrs????????????????????????????????????#BLUES THE KING OF ENGLISH FOOTBALL N

  • what I know so far is when cityshit have seen The blues loss one to two games,they might claim to beat us.but blues never loss such crutial gamws

  • Key factor, play man markin’ on Kun Aguero! Keep a body on him like a shadow at all times!!
    Do NOT start Jorginho in this game, he’ll be a liability and cost us, Kovacic is better suited for this match!
    Alonso and Azpillicueta must stop leaving swaths of space behind that leads to Luiz or Rudiger being displaced from their central positions!
    If we follow this we’ll contain them!!
    Hazard & Willian should stretch the City defense and open up space for Higuain to penetrate the heart of the city defense in the box with deadly precision!
    I know we can beat city easily, we have the personnel, if we apply ourselves with movement on and off the ball….we got the points in the bag

  • as easy as we did last season ,I thing on super Sunday we gat all to drag out 3pts on our side.
    sterling key man,of course Dsilva ,our deadly DM fernadihno is there ,,laporte should be there at LB and Nicho and stones at the CB..
    chelsea we will thrash them ,intact we will succumb then and kill them with goal
    pole sanaa #Maurizio SARRI

  • as easy as we did last season ,I thing on super Sunday we gat all to drag out 3pts on our side.
    sterling key man,of course Dsilva ,our deadly DM fernadihno is there ,,laporte should be there at LB and Nicho and stones at the CB..
    chelsea we will thrash them ,infact we will succumb then and kill them with goal
    pole sanaa #Maurizio SARRI

  • Chelsea have not played any serious match this week.
    the probability of beating man City is higher than that of first leg

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