Sep 21, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
Lampard (85')
Fernandinho (12'), Zabaleta (32'), Silva (40'), Toure (44')
Zabaleta (66')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Schurrle (71')
Ramires (35'), Matic (39'), Costa (66'), Ivanovic (77')

David Silva: 'We can stop Diego Costa'

Manchester City midfielder David Silva insists that his side are capable of shutting down Chelsea forward Diego Costa in their Premier League clash on Sunday.

Manchester City midfielder David Silva is adamant that his side can stop Chelsea striker Diego Costa in their match on Sunday.

Costa has netted seven times in four matches in the Premier League for Jose Mourinho's side since his £32m move from Atletico Madrid in the summer.

Silva has admitted that he has been impressed with how quickly the 25-year-old has adapted to the top flight of English football, making it vitally important for him and his teammates to quell his impact.

He told reporters: "Diego has made a huge impact. He's scored seven times so far, so that record speaks for itself. That's very important for Chelsea, but not that good for us. But we've got a good defence and I believe we can stop him on Sunday.

"It's not easy to adapt to the Premier League, but he has clearly done it very quickly. [Cesc] Fabregas, of course, knew the Premier League before, from his time at Arsenal. Some players adapt quicker than others but it's never easy.

"But it's really all about how the team plays. We've got a strong team, we're a big club and our aim as always is to go out and win the game."

City face Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa (R) celebrates scoring with teammate Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic during the English Premier League football match against Swansea on September 13, 2014
Read Next:
Preview: Manchester City vs. Chelsea
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account