Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has told his side to go out with no fear when they face Chelsea on Monday night.
City's 2-0 win against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night was not enough to stay in the UEFA Champions League, and until winning 4-2 there in February 2010, Stamford Bridge had traditionally not been a happy hunting ground for City.
There is plenty at stake for their latest visit, with City looking to strengthen their grip on top spot while Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted defeat could end his side's title hopes.
But Mancini is relishing the crunch clash and is hoping for a repeat of August's trip to White Hart Lane, another ground where City have struggled, only to run out 5-1 winners after taking the game to Spurs.
"I think it is good to play this game, it is an important game against a top team," said Mancini.
"But if we want to win at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea we must play a strong game. I think we should do well, like when we played against Tottenham.
"Chelsea are a fantastic team. They have important players and are experienced."
Although City failed to reach the Champions League knockout stages, they will now enter the Europa League.
Mancini will have to rotate his squad if City are to challenge at home and abroad in the New Year, but the Italian is determined to claim more silverware after ending the club's 35-year trophy drought with last season's FA Cup.
"The Europa League is difficult because you play Thursday but if we are lucky with players, and we don't have a lot of injuries, maybe we can play with two different teams," he said.
"Maybe we can go through in the Europa League and stay on the top in the Premier League.
"We have never won this trophy [Europa League]. I understand it is not as important as the Champions League but for us it is important.
"We fought last year to win the FA Cup because it is an important trophy. It is the same for us in the Europa League.
"I have said we need to try to win two trophies this season, if possible. If we win two important trophies I think we improve as a club and as a team."