Nasri: There's Nothing Special About Chelsea – They Will Make Mistakes

The Stamford Bridge outfit are seven points clear at the top of the table but the former Arsenal midfielder says the champions have shown themselves the better side

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri does not think Chelsea are a special team and is backing Jose Mourinho’s side to slip up in the Premier League title race.

The Blues’ last-gasp victory over Everton on Wednesday maintained their seven-point lead over City as Manuel Pellegrini’s side returned to winning ways against Stoke City.

Nasri was among the scorers at the Britannia Stadium as the champions secured their first three points since New Year’s Day, with Sergio Aguero also netting his first goals since the beginning of December.

And the former Arsenal midfielder is confident they will close the gap at the top, insisting they have shown themselves to be better than the current league leaders.

“I’m a big fan of Mourinho but I am not impressed with his team, not at all,” he told reporters. “We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them. Then we played them at the Bridge, and 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.

“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 League Cup as well, so have a lot of games to play.

“If we reach 90 points we will be champions of England. If we win all of our games, it will put pressure on Chelsea. Sometimes we lack consistency but we are improving and next week we will have Yaya [Toure] and [Wilfried] Bony back and are really confident about the future.”


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