Ramires expecting tough battle against Manchester City
Chelsea midfielder Ramires has previewed his sides mouthwatering Premier League clash against powerhouses Manchester City on Monday night.
The Brazilian midfielder was talking to the official Chelsea website about the top of the table clash and said the Blues are expecting a tough match.
The dynamic midfielder said: “We all know that it's going to be a difficult game but we beat them at home, even if that was also a tough match.
“We hope we can win on Monday because if we want to win the title it will be very important.
“Despite the fact it will be difficult, a victory there would be very sweet and we are going to give our very best.”
The fixture will see Ramires go up against fellow countryman Fernandinho, as well as Yaya Touré.
The 26-year-old has been talking up the challenge of going up against Fernandinho.
“He's a great player; I've played with him in the Brazilian team and also against him when he was playing for Shakhtar,” said Ramires.
“It's difficult to say that you know an opponent because the way they play can be very different from what you are used to so you have to adapt and prepare, not only for him, but the whole team.
“We also have to be careful about the likes of Yaya and [David] Silva because they are capable of making a big difference.”