Thanks for reading and commenting. We leave you with some news about how man-of-the-people David Cameron has stepped in to help football fans who like a tipple. Enjoy the match tonight.
madhavtipu asks for a prediction:
chuckyg asks:Is Ashley Cole going to Brazil or watching at home
Was José really handing out the bubbly to journos at a recent press conference? He's got absolutely no shame has he?
This is purely based on a straw poll of about 20 neutrals, but it seems to me that people are far more positively inclined towards City rather than Chelsea, despite both being billionaire-backed. Do you think this is because of historical antipathy towards Chelsea (or London) or just because Mourinho is, well, completely unlikable?
As an Arsenal fan, I want to see a Manchester City win, as I believe a loss for Chelsea will effectively reduce the league to a two-horse race. Do you agree that a Chelsea loss will cast them adrift of Arsenal and City?
Jontijonti asks about Roberto Mancini:
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Vidvans asks about City's strength in depth:
Herbert1313 asks about José Mourinho's tactics:
Chuckg asks about Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations:
Chocolatbear asks about Edin Dzeko:
Danny will be here from 1pm
Good afternoon. Danny will be here from 1pm to answer your questions, but in the meantime here are some of our previews for tonight's match:
José Mourinho has admitted it is impossible for Chelsea to compete financially with Manchester City since the introduction of the financial fair play rules. Chelsea were the biggest English spenders during the January transfer window but their outlay of £45m was more than covered by the sales of Juan Mata and Kevin de Bruyne for a combined £55m. They had aspired to sign the Porto centre-half Eliaquim Mangala but were unwilling to risk their compliance with Uefa's regulations by sanctioning an outlay of around £37m. City are expected to pursue that deal in the summer. Continue reading
José Mourinho has reignited a simmering rivalry with Manuel Pellegrini by mocking the Manchester City manager's faux pas in the Champions League earlier in the season, when the Chilean failed to realise that his side could have topped their group with a single goal. City were leading Bayern Munich 3-2 in Germany in December and would have qualified as group winners on goal difference had they added a fourth. However, Pellegrini has since apologised for being unaware of the mathematical permutations, bringing on Jack Rodwell in the closing stages of the match. Continue reading
The football landscape in Manchester is changing. Just head through the eastern part of town, along Alan Turing Way, and a new stadium is starting to thrust skywards directly opposite Manchester City's ground, in the same way that Mini Estadi nestles beside the Camp Nou. The Etihad Campus, City's new training complex, will be operating within six months, with a 7,000-seat stadium as its focal point. The difference with Barcelona is the 80 acres of spare land that City have for development around it, now a frenzy of hard hats and scaffolding operating to the designs of Rafael Viñoly, the Uruguayan architect whose portfolio includes Jongno Tower in Seoul, Carrasco international airport in Montevideo and various additions to the skylines of New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles, among others. Continue reading
And if you want to read about something completely different, here is Michael Moruzzi from When Saturday Comes writing about how analysing football through statistics kills the joy of the game.
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