Man City have to go unbeaten, says Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said his side cannot afford to lose another game if they are to stand any chance of retaining the Premier League title won last season, Sky Sports has reported.

Defending champions City are currently second, six points behind Chelsea, having played a game more than Jose Mourinho’s side. City have also suffered three more defeats than the London club, including two losses in their last four games, leading Pellegrini to acknowledge that if they don’t record eight wins out of eight in the remaining fixtures, the title will go to Stamford Bridge.

“If we want to continue in first position of the table we must not drop any more points,” he said.

“It’s easy to say but not easy to do it,” the former Villarreal, Malaga and Real Madrid Coach added. “We just know that from now until the end of the season we must try to win all the games and we will see what we can do.”

City next play Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park before travelling to Old Trafford for the derby with Manchester United. They then host West Ham and Aston Villa in consecutive games at the Etihad Stadium, visit Tottenham Hotspur, host Queens Park Rangers, travel to Swansea City and end the season at home to Southampton.

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