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Manchester City celebrate yet another goal. Reuters

Manchester City host Chelsea in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday as Manuel Pellegrini looks to keep his dreams of winning a quadruple alive.

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The Citizens will want to avoid a hat trick of defeats against Jose Mourinho's men, having lost both home and away in the Premier League. City, who are already in the final of the Capital One Cup, will keep their hopes alive for a second piece of silverware with a win over the Blues, who are currently two points above them in the league, having played a game more.

City, who were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea, less than two weeks ago have failed to score in two consecutive games, having since drawn 0-0 with Norwich City, where a win would have put them top of the table after Arsenal dropped points against Liverpool and Manchester United while West Brom held Chelsea at the Hawthorns.

Meanwhile, Chelsea will be confident of a positive result against a side who they have already beaten twice. Branislav Ivanovic scored the winner for Chelsea at the Etihad and handed the 2011/12 winners their first loss at home. Both teams have to concentrate on their European conquests which start next week, with Chelsea travelling to Turkey to take on Galatasaray while Manchester City playing host to Barcelona.

Mourinho has recently raged a war of words with Arsene Wenger and with his team in pole position in the league, a win over City for the third time in succession will be a major show of intent.

Branislav Ivanovic
Branislav Ivanovic [Reuters]Reuters

What the Managers Say
Manuel Pellegrini: "I am absolutely sure that in the previous game it was not a problem with tactics. The squad had a lot of changes and we had three or four clear chances before they scored. If we'd scored we could have scored again. It's more important for me if we score goals. If we scored one goal we'd have drawn that game, if we'd got one against Norwich [in the last match] we'd have won it. I repeat, I will continue to think exactly in the same way – it's important to score and defend well."

Jose Mourinho: "Is Yaya Toure important? Yes - he's so important that the FA decided he has to play this game. The message is clear - the players can do what they want if the referee doesn't see it," he said at the time.

Form Guide

Manchester City

  • Last Five (most recent first, all competitions): D L W W W
  • Last Result: Norwich City 0-0 Manchester City


  • Last Five (most recent first, all competitions): D W W D W
  • Last Result: West Brom 1-1 Chelsea