Chelsea boss insists that he is paying no attention to Manchester City's fortunes


Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho isn’t concerned Man City dropped points, despite watching his men extend their lead at the top of the Barclays Premier League table to seven points on Saturday.

The current Premier League champions were held to a 1-1 draw by Hull City at the Etihad Stadium.

Pellegrini's side went a goal down when David Meyler found the net in the 35th minute and Manchester City equalised in the dying minute when James Milner scored his free-kick, sealing only a point for the Citizens.

It was a different story for the west London side, who travelled to Aston Villa and secured maximum points against Paul Lambert's men. Eden Hazard scored the first goal after Brazil international Willian assisted the Belgian with a perfect pass. Jores Okore levelled up for the home-side but Branislav Ivanovic scored the winner in the 66th minute.

Mourinho, Speaking at his post-match news conference after the 2-1 win over Villa, he said he was not surprised to see Steve Bruce’s team take a point off Man City and insisted that he is paying no attention to Manchester City’s results.

“I’m surprised by nothing,” Mourinho said. “In this country every team can take points.

“I’m not surprised but I don’t care about it. When you are top of the league you don’t need the other teams to lose points. We have to focus on ourselves.

“In another country I would say [the seven-point lead] was fantastic, but in this country I would say it’s nothing. Every game is difficult, anything can happen.

“Seven points means seven points. We have 14 matches to go, 42 points to play for. We have a lead of seven and I think it’s nice.

“Let’s try to win the next game. If we do we will have a seven- point lead with 13 matches to go. Let’s go step by step.”


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