Former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard said he enjoyed his moment with the home fans at Stamford Bridge after the midfielder made his return to west London with the Citizens.
Pellegrini's side secured a 1-1 draw over league leaders Chelsea, in a tough battle which Lampard came off the bench in the 77th minute to get involved in.
One couldn’t tell what kind of reception the former England midfielder would get but definitely deserved a good one which he got on Saturday.
"I enjoyed it," Lampard told Sky Sports. "I was delighted with the reception from both sides, Man City fans have been brilliant for me up there.
"And Chelsea fans quite rightly get behind their team and showed complete class at the end to give me an ovation. I'm pleased with that moment because I didn't get that at the back end of last year.
"I can be very thankful for that."
Lampard also said Chelsea will be the happier team with a point at the Bridge as Mourinho's side maintained their position at the top of the Premier League table.
He added: "Chelsea are obviously the favourites for the title with five points more at this stage. Chelsea will be happy with that, but I don't think we can be too upset, there's too far to go.
"It's very cliché but there is, the games you least expect to be the difficult ones can be."