Pellegrini: City Not Celebrating 8-Point Lead Over Chelsea

Pellegrini: City Not Celebrating 8-Point Lead Over Chelsea

Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini says The Citizens understands the nitty-gritty of the League title race, hence will not celebrate their current eight point lead over defending champions Chelsea.

Pellegrini's rampant Manchester United beat Watford 2-0 at Eastlands on Saturday to romp to maximum 12 points from four matches. Conversely, Mourinho's underachieving Chelsea were disgraced with a 2-1 defeat by Crystal Palace at the Stamford Bridge on Saturday. That second defeat of the season left The Blues with four points from four games.    

Pellegrini, however, treads cautiously, as he remembers that Chelsea won the title last season with eight points ahead of Man City, despite The Sky Blues' earlier lead, on goals difference, in January.

"We are not thinking about what happened with Chelsea. It's always important to create a gap with important teams," AFP quotes Pellegrini as saying.

"But we are just starting the season. We've only played four games. Remember that last season we finished eight points behind Chelsea, yet in January we had exactly the same number of points and we (were) top of the table.

"So it's important to think game by game, and not to think about other rivals."