Maurizio Sarri has revealed the keys to victory for his Chelsea team against Manchester City on Sunday. 

The Blues will be out to complete the double over Pep Guardiola’s side at the Etihad, having secured a memorable 2-0 victory on home turf in December, powered by strikes from N’Golo Kante and David Luiz. 

Sarri believes that a similar result is well within reach for the West Londoners, if they execute his game-plan correctly. 

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Quoted by Football London, the eccentric Italian said: 

We need to be very fast when we are able to recover the ball, because the first lost ball they are able to press really, really very well so it’s very difficult to exit that situation. If we will be able to do it, I think we can find spaces. But it is very difficult.

At home, I think they’ve scored 43 goals in 15 matches. More than three on average. It’s very difficult. We need to defend really very well.

Despite a 2-1 defeat to Newcastle last week, City looked like they were back to their best with wins against Arsenal and Everton since that day on Tyneside. 

How will Chelsea fare against City?

Win

Draw

Lose