Chelsea suffered its worst defeat of the season as Manchester City defeated Chelsea 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium a fortnight ago. The loss was the club’s heaviest loss in 28 years, and has now put pressure on manager Maurizio Sarri, with rumours insisting that he could be sacked if Chelsea lose against Manchester City and Tottenham.
Chelsea and Manchester City will face each other in the Carabao Cup final at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday, two weeks after suffering the 6-0 defeat.
Many have already written Chelsea off, but N’Golo Kante has revealed that the players have gotten over the defeat and will put up a fight to boost his side’s chances on Sunday at Wembley Stadium.
“They are a great team. We played them three times this season. In the last three months, we played them at home and away. They were two different games. I think it’s possible. They are not unbeatable,” he said.
“We need to go with a lot of hope and to prepare for the game in the best way. After our last result against Man City, it was difficult to accept the defeat. We lost again against Manchester United.
“This victory (against Malmo) is good to give us confidence and look forward to the final in the best way and to be ready, to hopefully win the final. Every defeat like this is difficult to accept as a player. At Chelsea, we are not used to that.
“It was difficult to accept. At the end, we cannot change it. We need to accept it and go forward and do better. That’s what we try to do. [We are] not especially [after any revenge]. It is another game. It is most important to win this one title in this game.
“It is what we will try to do, what we will prepare to do and hopefully we can do it. We need to know that we can win like at Stamford Bridge, or we can lose as at the Etihad. Everything is possible. It gives us more awareness of this team.”