Manchester City take on defending champions Chelsea FC on Sunday, 16th August for a very crucial second game week encounter. City have begun their campaign this season on a high after they thrashed West Bromwich Albion 3-0 last week. Chelsea on the contrary had a draw against Swansea City at home after taking the lead twice.
City manager Manuel Pellegrini addressed the media ahead of the vital clash on Saturdya and said that he does not expect this match to be a very entertaining game as Chelsea like other seasons would play defensive.
He was quoted: “I don’t think it will be a very attacking game.
“In the games that we played against them they never attacked. They defend with a lot of players in their box, but they are a very dangerous team on the counter-attack.
“We will attack, as always. We will play the way that we always do because we think that is the best way for us to win.
“That does not mean that we cannot defend, that we cannot play as a defensive team in the moments when we are struggling.
“But it should not be our intention from the beginning to score only one goal and try to finish the game.
“Here, we continue to play in the way that we think is the best. My way of thinking, as managers, we must take care of the Premier League.
“There are so many fans that want to see the games or watch on TV and I don’t like my team to just score one goal and then go backwards until the game is finished.”
Manchester City played Chelsea twice last season and both the games ended in a dull 1-1 draw. The Chilean manager claimed that Chelsea generally tries to pick up an early goal and then sit back and defense for the entire game. This approach of Mourinho makes the game bland generally.
Chelsea will look forward to win this game after a poor start to their title defending campaign. A draw in today’s game would not help their cause much.