Kevin De Bruyne says he has nothing to prove to Chelsea and insist his readiness to help Man City win the game against the Londoners in Saturday’s late kick off at Stamford Bridge.
The 24-year old tested Premier League with Chelsea following his £6.5m move from Genk but did not live to expectation as he was sent on loan to Werder Bremen before sold to Wolfsburg £18m in 2014 under then Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
The Belgium international looked back to the Premier League with £55m to Man City and has been instrumental with the Citizens scoring 18 goals in all competitions.
Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Westham United’s Demitri Payet are the only players to have created more clear cut chances than De Bruyne.
Chelsea offered Kevin De Bruyne just nine games before his move and when asked about visiting Chelsea on Saturday he said.
“I don’t feel I have to prove anything to anyone because there’s nothing really to say.
“It’s not a case of I played a lot and played badly, I just didn’t play.
“It is what it is and I’m just going there to try and help City win the game, which is really important for us.”
In a related development, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas who will battle it out with De Bruyne says he is highly impressed with De Bruyne’s performance for City this season.
“I didn’t really watch the German league in the few years he (Kevin De Bruyne) was there so yes, he’s impressed me because I didn’t know that he had that much quality.
“I think he fits in very well with Manchester City’s footballing style.”