Tuchel explains why this is the best time to play Manchester City

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Chelsea and Manchester City will play each other on Saturday evening, as both sides square up at the Wembley Stadium in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Manchester City are one of the most in-form teams in Europe, but Blues boss Thomas Tuchel believes that there could be no better time to face the Premier League leaders than now.

The German boss has seen a turn in form for the Blues, and he believes that his side are also in the right moment to face Pep Guardiola’s team.

“It’s the right moment for us to face a challenge like this,” said Tuchel in his press conference.

“I hope we catch the moments where we can make them suffer. Then, from day one of next season, we will hunt them and try to close the gap between us. This is the benchmark for me.”

Explaining what Chelsea must do to beat City, Tuchel revealed: “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.”

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