Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has stepped up the pressure on Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester City after claiming that they ought to win the title this season.
Speaking to the Mirror, Mourinho discussed how winning the Barclays Premier League title this season would be his proudest achievement in management, given the resources available to Manchester City.
At Chelsea, it would be my greatest achievement if we beat City to the title this year. We were champions before, but we were the team to be champions, to attack the title; especially in our second season, when we killed it from day one.
City, in terms of power of the squad, are in another dimension. You can’t compare their situation with any other club. Some people disagree or some managers feel they shouldn’t say it, but I say what I feel: City are different.
Mourinho one of only two managers currently in the Premier League to have won the trophy, along with Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger, and the race for the title appears to be coming down to the two London clubs and the blue side of Manchester.
Chelsea face Manchester United on Sunday, and depending on other results could go top of the table again, having briefly topped the pile last weekend.