Chelsea welcomes Manchester City to Stamford Bridge in London on Feb. 21 at 11 a.m. EST, with both teams looking to go into the hat for the sixth round draw. Will Chelsea get closer to a Wembley appearance? Or can City get back on course for a Premier League and FA Cup double? Click here for the live stream to find out!
It’s the game of the round! A wounded Manchester City team travels to London to take on the might of Chelsea in what should be another pulsating FA Cup game. With both sides struggling in the Premier League, this could well be their only chance of silverware this season. Also, with both teams preferring to lead from the front there’s bound to be lots of goals in this one! Click down for the live stream!
City’s recent form has been pretty patchy, especially in the Premier League where their expensively assembled team has dropped to fourth place after a recent home defeat to Tottenham Hotspur. But they aren’t out of the title race yet, and with FA Cup and Champions League games still to go, there’s plenty of time for them to pull their season around.
Chelsea has also suffered in the Premier League — just a season after they were champions. They too have aspirations in the Champions League, but if both sides are being realistic the FA Cup is the best hope of success this season.
Chelsea will be happy to have the services of an in-form Diego Costa leading their forward line. The burly Brazilian striker has found his goal-scoring boots again in recent weeks, which coincided with the arrival of Chelsea’s interim manager Guus Hiddink after Jose Mourinho was fired.
But City will be happy that captain Vincent Kompany will be on hand to sure up their defense, which has leaked goals for fun this season. They’ve really missed their leader, and with enigmatic forward Sergio Aguero, who is a constant goal threat in their side, they will cause Chelsea some problems.
It’s an incredibly difficult game to call, and will be very tactical from the get-go, as both sides size each other up. It’s worth noting that 2 of the last previous 3 games between these teams has ended 1-1.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think will win this important FA Cup tie? Will it be Chelsea? Or will City go in the draw for the next round? Sound off your predictions below!