Sergio Aguero has set his sights on finishing the season as the Premier League's top goal-scorer but he would rather Manchester City had retained the title.
The Argentine delivered his 22nd league goal of the season in City's 1-0 win at Tottenham last Sunday to move two clear of Spurs' Harry Kane in the race for the Golden Boot.
Chelsea's injured forward Diego Costa, with 19, is third but may not play again this season, so Aguero is on course to finish as the top scorer in England for the first time.
But despite the 26-year-old's goals, the best City can hope for is a second-placed finish behind champions Chelsea.
Aguero told City's official website: "I'd rather be competing for the top position of the Premier League. I always say goals are worth more when they let us make great achievements as a team.
"But that's no longer a possibility, so I hope I keep doing things right in these last three games so we can reach the best position possible and so I can be the top goal-scorer this season.
"I'd be hugely proud of achieving that goal in the games that remain."