After an impressive victory over Crystal Palace, Manchester City’s boss Manuel Pellegrini, has issued a warning for current league leader Chelsea FC. Manchester City, are currently three points adrift of league leaders, Chelsea FC, but if the Sky Blues, continue with their impressive form, Chelsea FC could very well finish second. Manchester City dismissed Crystal Palace by two goals to an nil and mounted pressure on Chelsea. Pellegrini, however, believes that City, have to introspect and if they do so, winning the title will not be easy for Chelsea.
‘We are not thinking about Chelsea, we are just thinking about our team,’ said the Chilean. ‘We know it is important to have our own pressure.
‘You never win the title in December. We have a long five months to continue playing as well as we are doing so far, and we will see at the end of the season which team has most points.
‘It is always hard to win (the title) the first time and the second time. Maybe when you already win one title, at the beginning of the season, especially after a World Cup, it is a bit difficult. After that, I think that is the same degree of difficulty one year as another.’
Manchester City, meanwhile go to the Hawthorns, to clash swords with West Bromich Albion and Pellegrini will hope that his team, extend their unbeaten run to nine games, in all competitions. Manchester City, have also re-surged miracolusly , after a fluttering start to their campaign, this season.
‘We are playing now again with the intensity and in style of play we always do,’ he added. ‘We have again players in high level of performance and good moments. We are trusting in what we do so in the same way maybe we play in a poor way two months ago we are doing very well.
‘Defence is very important because always you can play with more trust if you don’t concede a goal. If not, you are one goal behind, you start playing faster than you need and you play against a rival.
‘So it is very important to keep our clean sheet as we did in the last four games, not only in the Premier League but also in the Champions League. It gives a lot of trust also to our team.’
Meanwhile, there might be light, at the end of tunnel for Manchester City, as Pellegrini announced that Vincent Kompany and Stevan Jovetic, could be fit for their weekend clash against Burnley.
‘I think we need them as soon as we can,’ he said. ‘In this moment we are playing at a high level but we always need Aguero and all the other players that are injured to return.
‘When you come back from long injuries you always need some games to return to your normal performance. We have a squad for the whole year and we make some rotations. It is important the whole squad arrives at the end of the year with the freshness.’ he concluded.