Pellegrini: Man City won’t change style against Chelsea

Manuel Pellegrini insists that Manchester City have no intention of changing their style of play when they host Chelsea

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Manuel Pellegrini insists that Manchester City have no intention of changing their style of play when they host Chelsea in the FA Cup fifth round on Saturday.

The Blues ended City’s 100 per cent home record in the Premier League earlier this month as they secured a 1-0 victory at Etihad Stadium thank to Branislav Ivanovic’s winner.

We’re not changing our style because we play against Chelsea

Manuel Pellegrini

But Pellergini is adamant that his side will not need to alter their tactical approach to be in with a chance of beating Jose Mourinho’s men on Saturday afternoon.

“I think the way that Chelsea played is the way they always play,” said Pellegrini. “I don’t think that is the reason why we didn’t win that game.

“They played very well, we didn’t play so well. We missed three clear options to score before and after they defended very well, but I don’t think that’s a reason to change the way we play.

We know the important players that Chelsea have and the way they play. From the other game, we know also that we have to try not to be very open on the counter attack.

“Maybe we made some mistakes in defending and attacking and I hope that tomorrow we can arrange it. But we’re not changing our style because we play against Chelsea.”

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