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Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini thinks that Chelsea deliberately set out to play for a draw against his side yesterday evening at Stamford Bridge.

The two title rivals finished the match 1-1 which still sees Chelsea five points clear of City at the top of the table.

The Chilean manager says his side took risks trying to win the game, while insisting nothing is over yet with many games still to play.

When talking to Sky Sports Pellegrini said: “I am very proud with our team that we have the personality to come here in this difficult stadium against the best team maybe in this moment in the Premier League and try to win from the first minute to the end.”

Pellegrini went on to talk about how difficult it was for City to score when Mourinho had nine players in the box while only registering three attempts on goal.

He added: “I think that we take the risk to try to win, I don’t want to talk about what Chelsea did, you must analyse after.

“I think we wanted to win and we played most part of the second half in their half and had no difficult moments in defending.

“Defending with nine players near their box is difficult to create, we tried but couldn’t score the second goal.”