Laporte expects a fierce battle from Chelsea

Bookmakers will be getting it all wrong if they feel Manchester City’s game against Chelsea will be a walk in the park, says Aymeric Laporte.

The Spanish defender who penned down a new contract with the Citizens has warned his side not to be complacent in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday.

Both sides have cancelled each other out in the league front but Guardiola’s men are overwhelming favourites having humbled the London side 6-0 less than a fortnight ago.

The result compounded Maurizio Sarri’s woes and plunged the future of the Italian manager into serious doubt as the run of disappointing results continued.

However, Laporte is of the view that there would not be a repeat of the Etihad Stadium result in Wembley.

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“I think that people are mistaken,” Laporte, revealed in a quote cited on Goal.

“Their results recently haven’t been good but they have a great squad, great players and they have shown that they know how to play good football.

“They have a great team and we have to concentrate on ourselves, do our things well and hopefully we will.

“All the matches that we have got from now until the end of the season are finals. We will try to win them all and try to achieve our objectives.

“We are expecting a very difficult match, very physical and we have to play at our best level if we are to win.”

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