Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero hopes his club can post their third win against Chelsea this season in Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final.
City overcame Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield last August and posted a 2-0 win at Etihad Stadium in their most recent league meeting in February.
The two clubs drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge in the league in November, and Aguero is anticipating another tough clash against the London club at Wembley.
“We’ve had three close games against Chelsea already this season and we expect the same again on Sunday,” Aguero told City’s official website.
“We’ll go out looking to win like we did earlier this season when we faced them in the Community Shield and at home in the Premier League – it goes without saying we hope the result is the same this time around.
“I think that Chelsea’s current manager is trying to use a patient approach to open teams up rather than utilise the counter-attack. It’s probably going to be a very open game and the team who keeps their head at the crucial moments will win.”
Even though the game is a semi-final, Aguero believes that the stadium and stature of the competition will make the match feel even more pressurised.
“Wembley is major stadium to play football in and a great stage for players to show what they are capable of,” he said.
“Even though this is a semi-final, which already ensures it will be a thrilling game, it feels more like a final because of what is at stake.
“But there’s no time for regrets. We still have a lot to play for and our number one goal is to win everything we still can. This is a team that never gives up.”