Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Man City

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 17:30

Barclays Prem

Etihad Stadium

Last Game

Man City 0 - 2 M'boro

Saturday, 24 January 2015, 15:00

The FA Cup Fourth Round

Milner: City fear no-one

James Milner claims Manchester City fear no-one as they wait to discover who they will face in the last-16 of the UEFA Champions League.

Last Updated: 12/12/13 at 10:06 Post Comment

James Milner: Believes Manchester City are a match for anyone in Europe

James Milner: Believes Manchester City are a match for anyone in Europe

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Finishing as runners-up in Group D means City will be paired with a group winner in Monday's draw.

Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Paris St Germain and Atletico Madrid are potential opponents in the knockout stage, suggesting City will have their work cut out to progress.

The Blues are, however, working with an expensively-assembled squad and consider themselves to be a match for anyone.

They recovered from two goals down to beat reigning European champions Bayern Munich 3-2 on Tuesday and, despite manager Manuel Pellegrini getting his sums wrong in Germany, Milner insists City are full of confidence heading forward.

The England international said after netting the winner at the Allianz Arena: "It couldn't be any tougher than this. Bayern are the reigning champions and have been to three finals in the last four years.

"They are obviously one of the top teams and have been for the last few years.

"So to come here and win is pleasing and, hopefully, shows the quality we have and gives us a big confidence boost going forward.

"We'll take anyone in the next round. We'll just concentrate on us.

"It'll be a tough team but, after this, we'll take confidence and know we can progress."

Milner also believes that a midweek boost in continental competition has set City up perfectly for a crucial top-of-the-table Premier League clash with Arsenal on Saturday.

He added: "The buzz, confidence and momentum from Munich will be more important going into the weekend.

"Arsenal are top and full of confidence as well, so it's a big game."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to avoid a red card

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Chelsea's Diego Costa was lucky to stay on the field in the Capital One Cup semi-final.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho insists Diego Costa does not deserve retrospective action after Emre Can stamp

Jose Mourinho thinks Chelsea's Diego Costa should be left alone to play football after a controversial outing on Tuesday.

Capital One Cup: Chelsea reach final as Branislav Ivanovic's goal sinks Liverpool

Branislav Ivanovic's extra-time goal gave Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win over Liverpool and a place in the Capital One Cup final.

Mail Box

The Problem With FA Cup Shocks...

...is that the draw for the next round is pretty shocking. Blackburn v Stoke, anybody? We also have mails on LVG and ManUnited, who drew plenty under Fergie...

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company