Former Man City star reverses Joe Cole’s prediction and warns of special City player

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Former Blue Joe Cole is backing Chelsea to win the Champions League this season, as he believes that the Blues will beat Manchester City in the final.

Meanwhile, former Manchester City midfielder Owen Hargreaves believes it will be a Manchester City victory, and has named Phil Foden as the player to watch out for.

Hargreaves said: “Phil Foden has had such an amazing season. He did it against Dortmund when they needed something special, he rose to the occasion and since then he’s probably been their best player.

“He’s a bit like Joe [Cole] as a kid, gets on the ball and he just makes it happen. Phil plays without that fear.

“He’ll embrace this occasion whereas I think some of the older players will be a bit fearful of it going pear-shaped. The young ones are like: ‘Go on, give me this platform!'”

Joe Cole predicted a 2-1 win for Chelsea in this game, but Hargreaves reversed the score in his own prediction and backed Foden and Riyad Mahrez to score for City, with Kai Havertz to score for Chelsea.

Asked for his score prediction, Hargreaves replied: “I think City win 2-1.

“Phil and Riyad [Mahrez] score and I think Kai Havertz pops up with a beauty.”

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