Mark Lawrenson states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea FC

Ji So-yun celebrates

Ji So-yun's equaliser kept Chelsea within six points of WSL leaders Manchester City

They must strive to achieve at least two cups, with the third being an added bonus, and if they are able to stay in contention for the Champions League and Premier League title, they can not add any extra minutes for their important players to play in the FA Cup.

Earlier, Mauricio Pochettino saluted Tottenham Hotspur's fighting spirit as they kept alive their bid to gate-crash the title race with a 3-1 victory over Leicester City. "We wanted to win the Cup as well but that's gone". "This group of players are extremely hard to motivate", the 60-year-old said after the loss to Arsenal. Normally people fall down after what happened last season, we are there and it's nice. "This is as bad as anything we've seen from them".

The City manager oversaw Javier Mascherano's transition from midfield to defence at Barcelona and believes Fernandinho is cut from the same cloth - even if he has no doubt over where the player is best deployed.

"It is hard to describe our performance, it's hard also to understand".

"I said that I am available if he wants to summon me to serve the Selecao again".

Pressure on the manager is increasing after the thrashing saw Chelsea drop to sixth in the table, but Guardiola urged them to back him.

In the same press conference, Sarri said that he would be "very happy" for the Belgian to extend his Blues deal, although the final decision is left to the attack to make.

He then offered words of comfort to Sarri.

"My first year was hard too".

Andres Villas-Boas and Luiz Felipe Scolari have both been sacked in their first season in charge of Chelsea and Sarri is not far off if results continue in the same manner. "At half-time, I told the lads that if we were able to react, we'd come back stronger than ever".

Chelsea's progress in the Europa League is particularly of importance as winning the tournament would ensure that the club qualifies for the Champions League next season.

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