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Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel face a huge test this weekend, as Chelsea and Manchester City face each other in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
City have been in superb form this season and are aiming to do a quadruple, as they’re in the semi-finals of both the FA Cup and Champions League, final of the League Cup and are currently top of the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s side has been at the top for a long time, while Tuchel has been brought in to take Chelsea back to the glory days.
The Chelsea manager was asked in his press conference if Chelsea go into this game with Man City as equals.
This was the reply from the Blues boss: “Yes and no. We have to accept there is a gap between us and Manchester City, but it’s important we accept it without making us too small.
“For 90 minutes we are very self-aware and confident we can close the gap for one game. This is the target for tomorrow. We want to have momentum of the ball on our side, so we have to play at our top level, force things, and get a bit of luck.
“English football, City’s game and our game is about intensity with and without the ball. I expect a very offensive match, a very physical match.
“City have a clear style and DNA. They want to have possession and ball recoveries, and so do we. We have to be on point with our precision, passing and positioning if we want to hurt them. We need to be on it so we don’t allow easy chances or space between our lines. We have to play with courage and play adventurously.”