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Pellegrini: Chelsea title win would be ‘bad for football’

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By Stephen Donovan

Sunday 13 April 2014

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that it would be ‘bad for football’ if Chelsea were to finish this season as Premier League champions, Sky Sports has reported.

Manuel Pellegrini

The Chilean believes that sides who show the greatest attacking intent and score the most goals are more deserving of winning the title, with his side having netted 84 times in the league this season, six less than leaders Liverpool. Meanwhile, Chelsea have found the net on 65 occasions with Jose Mourinho preferring the more methodical approach.

On Chelsea’s style of play, Pellegrini said: "It would be very disappointing, for football, for the fans, for everyone. I think that the most attractive football, the more goals you can score, should be rewarded. I'm not saying it's not important to defend very well. Football is attacking and defending. But I think that big teams must play as big teams."

Pellegrini also criticised Mourinho and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers for continually playing down their respective sides’ title chances. He added: "I don't think it's true. Maybe they are covering for if they don't win the title.

"I don't know what their players think, but I'm sure if I said to my players we don't have any pressure to win, I don't think that would work. I don't think the players agree - not important players - that they don't have a chance of winning the title. Not when they are one point or two points off the top. When they are 10 points away, maybe.’

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By sunny on 13 April 2014 at 14:03

Pell mumu dey worry you. You arejust fortunate this time with goal. Chelsea has no one good striker and beat you twice but you have good ones wait and see next season I' double your goals. Wowo face. Don't dare mourinho, or do you want to have convultion in the field?

By sunny on 13 April 2014 at 13:56

Pellegrin seems to be growing wings. Let him rem. That he is new in premiership besides if he is the top 4 does not mean that he has won, wining is at the last match. He should be carefull of his speech he is not like mourinho in all things besides his urgly face.

By femous180 on 13 April 2014 at 13:28

Good luck to you if u win d league, Barcelonia nd madrid scored more than athletico madrid nd they re at d verge of lifting d trophy, jst try to kip winning less u lose d title, nd not cilly complaint

By sunil on 13 April 2014 at 12:33

From which planet you came from? Chelsea is the pride of England since won so many trophies since 2004. Last 10 years Chelsea had only 2 seasons with any trophy. This season if Chelsea had one proper inform striker by this time Chelsea would have lifted EPL trophy. One should understand that Chelsea only beat your team in both legs this season. How can you say that its bad for football? U lost your brain before Liverpool game. First you concentrate on that game first...

By moses shine on 13 April 2014 at 12:00

Pellegrini; I dnt knw wat u ar talking abut. Bcus u hav. Mor goals dat s y u wnt 2 win de lag. U can't win de lag wit goals jus bcus u hav mor goals dn ur option. Better tink wll.cus chelsea am comin in stl 2 win de EPL. Watch n see





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