Malang Sarr adamant Chelsea are still in hunt for trophy clean sweep this season ahead of Man City clash

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Malang Sarr insists Chelsea are still in the hunt for a clean sweep of trophies ahead of tomorrow’s crunch clash with Manchester City.

The European champions booked their place in the Carabao Cup Final with victory against Tottenham on Wednesday and are still fighting on all fronts.

But defeat to City at the Etihad would leave them 13 points adrift of the reigning Premier League champions and effectively rule them out of the title race in January.

But Sarr is adamant Chelsea want to make a statement tomorrow lunchtime.

He said: “At this club, we want to compete for every competition. We are on a good way, trying to stay on a good path, working hard and do the same basic things every day: work hard, try to improve and we’re still in every competition.

“You see that every day in what we do. It’s never enough, never enough. We always want more, always trying to improve and that’s what gives us the opportunity that we have.

“We are going to be ready for the game, put a tactical plan together to be dangerous and to be aggressive and that’s what we’re going to do. I hope it will work.”

The trip to the Etihad is a must-win for Thomas Tuchel if he is to have any realistic chance of mounting a title challenge this season.

That Chelsea head into the game so far adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side underlines the alarming mid-season slump that saw them squander a six-point lead in November.

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But Tuchel continued a remarkable record of reaching the final of every cup competition he has competed in as Chelsea manager by securing a place at Wembley for next month’s Carabao Cup showpiece.

The German has received the backing of Sarr for the impact he has had on the club in nearly 12 months in charge, with an insight given into the manager’s relentless demands.

“That is proof of the amazing job the club is doing, the staff and the players as well,” he said. “It shows how hard we train, how hard we work and that’s the reward from the hard work we put in and all the stuff we do on the training ground, on the pitch and in the meeting room.

“Winning (against Tottenham) wasn’t enough. As soon as we finished the game, we felt we could have done more. Score more goals, finish the game earlier, that’s the mentality of this group.”

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