Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his side’s title win last season was a much more attractive feat than Chelsea this campaign, stressing that the Sky Blues’ attacking football was a better way of sealing the Premier League crown than Jose Mourinho’s methods, reports BBC
Chelsea recently beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Stamford Bridge to seal the Premier League title with three games remaining. The Blues are currently 13 points ahead of runners-up Manchester City, but have tapped the table due to their defensive performances in the latter half of the campaign.
Jose Mourinho’s side were dominating teams up until the New Year, winning 14 of their 19 games played in 2014. They have remained top of the pack all through the campaign, but the goals haven’t been flowing as much as they were previously – scoring 41 goals in the first-half to the season, compared to the 28 netted in the second-half.
Pellegrini pointed to his sides attractive brand of football last season that saw them thrash the likes of Newcastle (4-0), Manchester United (4-1), Norwich City (7-0), Tottenham (6-0 & 5-1), Arsenal (6-3) and Fulham (5-0). City scored over 100 goals as they sealed the league title, and the Chilean boss believes they were a much a better title-winning side than Chelsea.
“It is important for the fans to play attractive football. We did exactly the same that Chelsea did this year, but we scored 158 goals last year. We scored more goals in another style. This team continues as the most scoring team. That side is important, to continue winning in that sense,” he said.
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