Mourinho in fresh attack on Pellegrini

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has taken a new swipe at title rival Manuel Pellegrini after the Manchester City manager’s comments following the club’s one all draw last weekend, the Telegraph has reported.

Pellegrini was clearly irked by the result after his side had dominated proceedings – with a willingness from Chelsea to sit back – and had claimed that their title rivals were in fact a ‘small club’.

The Chilean also took aim at referee Mark Clattenburg who he claimed cost his side points in their games against Arsenal and Liverpool last season.

And Mourinho has now come out swinging as his side gear up to face Aston Villa this weekend and maintain the five point gap – claiming Pellegrini has “killed” Clattenburg.

The Portuguese boss said: “I don’t have a reaction. I think he should, not me. It was not once or two or three times that he told everyone he doesn’t speak about referees: he killed Clattenburg.

“Three or four times he says he doesn’t speak about me or my teams: he did it once more. It’s for you to comment. When I said I don’t want to speak about him, that’s what I try to do.”

Chelsea have only lost one of the last six league games against City while the draw took away their 100% start to the season, are still the pace setters having claimed 13 points from a possible 15.

City meanwhile have only managed two wins in the league this season and already face a battle to keep the pace with their main title rival.

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