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Man City midfielder David Silva: Our title experience an advantage

Manchester City midfielder David Silva says their title winning experience has them at an advantage this season.

Silva, 33, will be a key figure against Chelsea on Sunday as Pep Guardiola's side aim for their third win a week to follow up an unexpected defeat at Newcastle.

"I think the next one is always the most important. The experience of many years and many games in the Premier League helps you a lot in moments like this," says Silva. "Because you have experienced it before and you know exactly what can happen.

"Every game is difficult. When the opposing team closes the spaces and defends very well, we must take advantage of the chances we have. That's what happened on Wednesday (v Everton) and we managed to score the two goals.

"You are not always going to win by a big margin. I think as long as we defend well, we are always going to have chances to win the game.

"Since I arrived, we have had this pressure of having to fight for the Premier League trophy until the end. Hopefully, this season we'll be able to do it again.

"We have a squad full of great players with a lot of quality, a lot of young players and experienced ones too. I think we have a good mix and balance and that is going to be useful."

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