Jose Mourinho’s ‘expert in failure’ jibes at Arsene Wenger show his lack of class

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How important is it to Man City and Chelsea?

Date: 14th February 2014 at 7:10pm
Written by Christy Malyan

In tomorrow afternoon's late kick-off, Manchester City play hosts to Chelsea in the FA Cup. The auxiliary tie looks set to be another heated skirmish between the two title rivals, who have been battling it out in the Premier League and in the press this season. As we anticipate what will undoubtedly be another firey, gripping and high intensity contest between the two sides, in replication of both of their Premier League meetings this season, one can only ponder how much tomorrow's cup clash means to both the City and Blues camps. Who wants the win more? Or even better, who needs it more? And extrapolating from Saturday's action further, how much does the FA Cup mean to either side? In regards to tomorrow's fixture, you get the feeling Manuel Pellegrini will want it more than Jose Mourinho. The Chelsea gaffer has out-manoeuvred and out-thought the Chilean on the tactical front twice already this season, masterminding a 2-1 win at Stamford Bridge and a 0-1 victory at the Etihad. The home defeat will have hurt the City boss the most. Prior to that, the Citizens had won twelve games on the bounce at the Etihad, scoring 42 goals and conceding just eight. But in what has been described by many as the perfect away performance, anticipating and nullifying the Manchester club's potent build-up play before exploiting the space they left behind on the counter-attack, Mourinho's men recorded ... Read More

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