Savic wary of Drogba threat

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Manchester City defender Stefan Savic is hoping to quell the threat of Chelsea striker Didier Drogba when the two sides clash in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The Montenegrin centre-back is set to deputise in place of injured defensive pair Joleon Lescott and Vincent Kompany for the visit of the Blues.

With just five league starts to his name since his summer move from Partizan Belgrade, Savic has much to prove, but is confident he can shadow the visitors' big hitters.

"We knew Chelsea were a good team already so it doesn't make any difference that they've had a few good results lately," he said.

"Our big advantage is that we are playing in our own stadium where we haven't dropped a single point and we feel confident of beating anyone there.

"They have a strong squad, it's true. I've never played against Drogba before and he's a good striker, but we have plenty of players the Chelsea players will be worried about."

Savic's form has been somewhat shaky since moving to English football, but admits he's looking forward to another opportunity to get used to the pace of the Premier League.

"It's not easy to just drop into the team for one game here and there so this run of games has really helped me start to settle into the team," he added.

"I feel happy and will continue to improve each game I play. It wasn't easy to come from the Serbian league to the Premier League but I'm feeling confident and will continue to progress through hard work on the training ground."

United's four point lead at the top of the Premier League makes it imperative that City make amends for defeat at Stamford Bridge, by overcoming Roberto Di Matteo's side who have won four on the bounce since the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.

City's young centre-back says the motivation to claim the title is greater than ever now they're on the back foot.

"We are more determined than ever to win the Premier League and we'll all be giving everything we have to make sure this happens.

"Manchester United may have a four-point lead at present, but the fact is our destiny is still in our own hands and we know that if we win every game we will be the champions."

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