Chelsea v Manchester City

Aguero targets third Chelsea win

April 13, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Sergio Aguero is aiming for a hat-trick of wins against Chelsea when Manchester City take on Rafa Benitez's team in Sunday's FA Cup semi-final.

 	Sergio Aguero Man City v Chelsea
PA PhotosSergio Aguero last start form Man City was against Chelsea in February

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City started their season by defeating Chelsea 3-2 in the Community Shield and secured a 2-0 win over the European champions in the Premier League at the Etihad Stadium.

They also drew 0-0 at Stamford Bridge in November in Benitez's first game in charge after succeeding Roberto Di Matteo.

"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.

The Argentine striker believes Benitez has changed Chelsea's style of play, explaining: "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."

Because of injury, Aguero has not started a game since February's 2-0 win over Chelsea but he came off the bench to decide Monday's Manchester derby.

And he believes that spectacular strike ranks among his best goals.

"It's always a good thing to score in a derby and even more so if it's the winner," he added. "We lost the home derby in the very last minute and we didn't deserve that so it was satisfying to win at Old Trafford.

"Personally, it's rewarding to be able to score such an important goal, especially after spending a long time without playing because of an injury. Given the context, the moment and the fact it was a derby, it may possibly be one of my best goals so far."

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