Gareth Taylor has full faith in his squad as he says "That's were we do our best stuff" before Chelsea semi-final

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Manchester City will take on League title rivals Chelsea in the Conti Cup semi-final on Thursday evening. The two clubs have played each other twice so far, both in the WSL. The first ended in a 1-1 draw, and the second ended in a 1-0 win for Man City.

Manchester City have had quite the journey to this stage of the Conti Cup. They started in a group of five containing Liverpool, Everton, Leicester City, and Manchester United. The Cityzens did well to top the group and later went on to meet Tottenham Hotspur, claiming a 1-0 win to advance to the semis.

Fans will know that their players have a difficult task ahead of them to book a place in the final. Still, considering Chelsea have not gotten the better of City this season, the feelings could be regarded as mutual for the Chelsea supporters.

Manager Gareth Taylor, who recently signed a contract extension with the club until 2027, has discussed his thoughts on the club's current situation and how he feels about the upcoming Chelsea fixture.

"I have always said performances are more important than results. I am very passionate about our style, especially the second goal against Everton; there were 25 passes before that. As a coach, these are your best moments."

"Sometimes we need to be direct, of course. We aren't doing this to take risks. There are risks in playing, but we know the rewards are high. It's part of our process; we see good things now. "

Moving on to speak about the Conti Cup semi-final, Taylor started with, "That's where we do our best stuff. I like the mentality of this group."

"We turned them (Chelsea) over, and now they have a chance. We know it will be difficult; there will be moments when we have to suffer. The run we are on is incredible, but the next game is the most important. It's the business end of the season now, so it's about taking opportunities."


It will be quite the game, that's for sure—an exciting one for a neutral but a nerve-racking one for both of the clubs' fans.

Manchester City vs Chelsea starts at 19:15 (UK) on Thursday, the 7th of March.