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Silva confident of a good outing against Chelsea

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David Silva is optimistic of a successful outing when Manchester City face Chelsea in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final.

Silva, widely renowned as City’s greatest-ever player, will be looking to win his eighth major domestic trophy since he joined from Valencia in the summer of 2010.

And although he reckoned Sarri’s men will be hard to crack, the Spaniard is keen on winning another trophy.

“It’s another chance to win a title,” he says. “And it’s always beautiful to play a final at Wembley, for our fans as well. Hopefully, we can win it.

“A final is always difficult, whether you play Chelsea or any other team.

“It’ll be tough. They have a lot of quality players up front, so we should take care.”

Silva, now 33, has been pivotal to City’s attacking play this season, scoring nine and assisting 10, with Guardiola recently describing him as “one of the best players I have trained”.

The Spaniard’s deal runs out in the summer of 2020, by which time he will have spent a decade at the Club.

Silva says he feels fresh, despite his advancing years, but admits he is finding new strategies to keep himself in top condition.

“I feel good, to be honest,” he told the club website. “I feel good and I know every day it gets tougher because there’s a lot of games and a high level.

“But I feel fine. I have to take more care, but that’s what I’m doing and I’m feeling good.”