Chelsea are not special! Man City star hits out at Premier League title rivals

first_img1 Samir Nasri in action for Manchester City Manchester City star Samir Nasri has spiced up the Premier League title race by insisting rivals Chelsea are “not special”.City face a fight to retain their league crown – having fallen seven points behind the Londoners at the top of the table.However, Nasri said: “I’m a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them.“Then we played them at the Bridge, we were better than them.“When I have seen some of their games, I don’t think they are that fantastic – they are just strong and have a good striker up front.“For me they are not special at all, and I think they are going to make some mistakes. We just have to perform, to win our games, and see what’s going to happen.“This title will be like this until the end of the season. No-one will win the league 10 games before the end of the season.”City famously overturned deficits to win both of their Premier League titles in 2012 and 2014 by narrow margins.They have also recovered from eight points behind to pull level with Chelsea once this season, only to fall back again in the past month.Nasri believes history shows that opportunities will arise and City, who have 13 games to play, have to be ready to pounce.He said: “We know that the two times we won the league, we were behind at this time of the year.“Two months ago we were eight points behind Chelsea and came back and went level with them. Now we are seven points behind, but are not going to make big talk about it.“We will just try to get as many points as possible and wait for the mistake.“They won in the last minute against Everton, so maybe next time they will draw. We just have to win our games and see what will happen.“The season is still long, they have the Champions League and the final of the Capital One Cup as well, so have a lot of games to play.”last_img read more