Chelsea defeated 1-0 Manchester City on their home stadium fired the battle for the Premier League title. After 24 rounds, the top three teams are separated by only two points.
Jose Mourinho is the only manager who succeeded to leave the Etihad Stadium unbeaten this season, and second in the entire season, after Pep Guardiola. The two coaches, who are considered the most important at this time in the world football, managed to defeat the Citizens who impressed by the big number of goals scored in front of their supporters (42 goals in the first 11 rounds played at home).
The Londoners also stopped the series of 61 consecutive matches in the Premier League in which Manchester City managed to score every time on their own ground.
Pellegrini’s team needing just five games with goal scored at home to equal the all-time record set by local rival, Manchester United, with 66 games in a row.
After the victory of Chelsea, Arsenal lead the Premier League standings with 55 points, followed by Manchester City and Chelsea, both with 53 points.
Although is very close to the first position and has not lost any direct match with title rivals this season, the Portuguese manager is trying to remove pressure from team.
At the end of the game with City, the Special One gave a statement and said that his team is not ready to contend for the title this year.
“Two big horses and one colt, namely Chelsea, are on top. The younger horse needs milk to learn how to jump. Only next year we will compete with the big ones,” said Mourinho .