Pablo Zabaleta has revealed the pressure the team are putting on themselves this season.
The blues right-back is set to be rested tonight at Newcastle, with Micah due to get another run out.
But Zaba says: “Last season hurt us. We finished second to United and lost the FA Cup Final and this club cannot accept silver medals.
“The manager always tells us that we have the squad to challenge for everything and that he will always try to put a strong team out to win every game.
“The experience against Wigan has made us more focused. This time the manager has told us that we must aim to win all four competitions that we are in.”
‘This club cannot accept silver medals’ – we’ve come a long way, blues, eh?