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·25 September 2022

Manchester City looking forward to the challenge against Chelsea says Taylor

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Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor says that his side are looking forward to the challenge at Chelsea this afternoon.

Both sides lost their opening matches of the new season to Aston Villa and Liverpool respectively. Winning the Barclays Women’s Super League title is extremely hard after losing more than two games and neither Manchester City or Chelsea will want to drop further points at such an early stage in the season.

When speaking in the pre-match press conference, Manchester City boss Taylor said that his side are looking forward to the challenge rather than feeling any pressure.

“We know it is going to be a really tough game, it’s their first home game of the season and we are yet to play at home,” Taylor said.

“We are looking forward to it, we are looking forward to the challenge, the players really are. We will hopefully show a better version of ourselves without the ball this time, I think that has been really key, it was a bit of a surprise last weekend that we weren’t as effective without the ball than we have been. We know if we do that, we will always score goals and the better chance we have of keeping the ball out at the other end. We know we can score goals in this team and be successful with that.”

Manchester City’s 4-3 defeat to Aston Villa came as a real shock on opening day but Taylor says that the reaction from the players has been good.

He said “The game is never won on paper, people assume before a game is played that it is done and dusted. We’ve seen the levels really rise in the WSL, everyone is improving.

“The reaction has been really good but I thought the reaction in training prior to the Villa game was good as well so we’ve been training really well. We are a new group of players that are adapting to each other, there has been an element of change but we are comfortable with that and we know that eventually, we will come out of the other side and be in a really good place.”

Manchester City’s Barclays Women’s Super League fixture at Chelsea kicks-off at 4pm.

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