The Eastlands club were the first team to get the better of the London-based outfit in the Premier League, and the Marseille coach believes that a reproduction of City's tactics may yield positive a result for his charges.
"City did a lot of good things against Chelsea at the weekend and though I don't have the same players at my disposal, there are many things we can try to copy," Deschamps said, according to The Sun.
"Like City, we will look to close the space, impose ourselves physically and hit them on the counterattack.
"Chelsea are the favourites to win and, on paper, they are a better side than Marseille.
"But we are not coming here just to admire their play and cannot settle for staying back. We must look to play our game and create problems."
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