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Mourinho To Calm Spirits Before City Clash

Chelsea are just 1 point ahead of City before the Sunday clash. The Blues will want to win in order to keep up with Arsenal who lead the Premier League standings with 22 points. City did not shown great form during the match against CSKA Moskva and look a bit out of form. Pellegrini’s team is currently on a winning streak with three victories in all competitions. Even so, the Premier League’s most prolific scorers will have a hard time at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have only lost a single match when playing against English teams (Everton) and are looking pretty determined after a 3-0 win against German side, Schalke in the week.

The Blues will be able to line up all their most important players except Van Ginkel who is out for the entire season. Cole is finally back after his rib injury while City will not be able to count on one of their most important players. Kompany is not fully recovered after the game against Everton and will surely miss out on the Stamford Bridge clash.

According to Metro, Mourinho said the Sunday confrontation is not a crucial one when it comes to thinking about Premier League glory. The Portuguese manager stated that there is nothing special about this particular match and that he will treat it just as he treats all of Chelsea’s other matches.

Chelsea’s boss also spoke about the fact that Eto’o and Torres managed excellent performances during the last few matches. It will be hard for him to decide who starts against City considering both strikers managed to score. The Spaniard looks like he may finally contribute more to the Blues’ success while the Cameroonian is still finding his pace.

If Chelsea secure a win against Manchester City today they will get a 4 point advantage over their adversaries and will also catch up to Liverpool who are 3 points ahead after a 4-1 win against WBA. As far as the next fixtures go, the Blues have it easy, not having to face any of the top 5 Premier League teams during the next month or so.

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