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Samir Nasri believes Chelsea are not special at all and says City can catch them again

Samir Nasri has backed Manchester City to come back in the title race and has said that Chelsea are not a special team at all.

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News 13 Feb 2015, 11:25 IST
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Samir Nasri still believes Chelsea will slip up and that they aren’t special

Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri doesn’t consider Chelsea to be ‘special’. He also believes that Chelsea will drop points enabling City to overturn the seven-point lead at the top and clinch the Premier League.

Nasri, who scored in City’s 4-1 win at Stoke City on Wednesday, said that he wasn’t impressed by Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side when the two sides met this season. Chelsea and City played out two 1-1 draws this season, and City played with 10 men in their home tie last September and were the better team in that match.

Nasri said, “I’m a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. 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.

City have cut down huge leads before, can do it again

Manuel Pellegrini’s side, despite an impressive win at Stoke, have lost ground in recent weeks and have also been eliminated from the FA Cup. Nasri, however, remains confident that Chelsea will drop points.

He said, “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 Capital One 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 [Touré] and [Wilfried] Bony back and are really confident about the future.”

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