Chelsea worried about Man City cup tie, admits Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho admits the Blues are worried about their FA Cup tie against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium

Jose Mourinho's side are top of the table Photo: The Sport Review

Jose Mourinho admits Chelsea are “worried” about their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

The Blues are slight favourites ahead of the cup clash after a 1-0 victory over Manuel Pellegrini’s men in the Premier League earlier in February.

Are they worried? They are but we are worried too

Jose Mourinho

But Mourinho pointed out that the Citizens had chances to score against the west London side as the Blues became the first side to win at Eastlands this season.

“We are also worried. We analysed the game and they played a good game and they created chances,” Mourinho told his pre-match media conference.

“Our goalkeeper was important. They had a couple of situations and were close. Maybe in the eye of the people stays more [hitting] the posts and Chelsea had [hit] three posts.

“We analysed the game step by step, inch by inch, they have big occasions so the game was ready for them.

“Are we confident? Yes. I believe they are confident too. Are they worried? They are but we are worried too.”

Mourinho admitted Chelsea’s lack of goals remains a problem ahead of their trip to free-scoring City, who have netted 68 strikes in 26 Premier League games.

“This is a problem we have all season. We don’t score enough goals for the quality of football we play. This is a problem we have,” Mourinho added.

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