‘League leaders not on my mind,’ insists Manchester City boss

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was in defiant mood in the aftermath of his side’s 2-2 draw with QPR on Saturday, insisting that he has not even thought about league leaders Chelsea.

While City are struggling this season, the Blues are enjoying an excellent unbeaten start to their own Premier League campaign and are top of the table with 29 points.

Although City are now eight points behind Jose Mourinho’s pace setters, Pellegrini remains undaunted by the task of catching up with the London club.

“I’m not thinking about Chelsea,” the Chilean said.

“I’m thinking about my team. We have 27 games more and the championship is very long.

“They are in a very good moment but we will see if they will continue it all year or if they will drop points.

“It’s difficult to say it was two points lost because we came less than 72 hours (after Wednesday’s Champions League defeat by CSKA Moscow), in a very difficult moment.

“The way the game was during the 90 minutes, we deserved at least a draw. We had more chances to score.

“Of course I wanted the three points, but if you can’t win it, it’s better not to lose.”

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