Chelsea will be looking to bring an end to a near-century-old record when they travel to Manchester City in the FA Cup on Saturday.

The last time the London side tasted victory over their Manchester opposition in the FA Cup was February 20, 1915 in a third round tie in front of 39,000 spectators at Hyde Road – Robert Thomson scored in a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
Nearly a full century later, Chelsea are still searching for their second victory over City in the competition – losing each of the last three meetings, most recently in last season’s semi-final at Wembley as goals from Samir Nasri and Sergio Aguero saw Roberto Mancini’s side record a 2-1 win. Jose Mourinho takes his side back to Eastlands just 12 days after causing an upset which blew the title race open, defeating the Man City juggernaut 1-0 thanks to Branislav Ivanovic’s half-volley on the edge of the box. City have failed to score since, having been held to a goalless draw at Norwich City and seeing their midweek game against Sunderland called off due to adverse weather conditions – Pellegrini will hope his side can right some wrongs and continue the record into its 100th year with a victory on Saturday evening.