Pellegrini: City always dominate Chelsea
The Chilean head coach was eager to rub salt into Chelsea's wounds after the Blues' title tilt took an early season blip at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said his side “always dominate” Chelsea when the two sides meet after sealing an emphatic 3-0 victory over the defending champions.
Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho secured the bumper win at the Etihad Stadium as City moved five points clear of their title rivals.
After watching his team condemn the Blues to their worst start to a Premier League season for 17 years, Pellegrini insisted his side are consistently better when the heavyweights come head to head.
“Two things are the most pleasing to me about this match,” the Chilean coach told reporters.
“Number one to score three goals. In the first half we played really well, just Asmir Begoivc put in a great performance and we didn't score more.
"Second it was important to get a clean sheet. To win 3-0 in two games, one against the champions, we are just starting the season but it’s important to play in the way we did today.
"We always dominate Chelsea. Maybe we draw against them last year and before we lost but always we dominate Chelsea. Today we made the complete work."
Despite speculation over his future at the Etihad at the end of last season, Pellegrini recently signed a contract extension and was delighted with his side's complete performance.
"I am very proud of this team because we have had a lot of criticism, but we are always the highest-scoring team," he told Sky Sports.
"We have won two titles and last year we finished in second place and I continue playing this side. This is the side fans deserve.
"The first half we played really well and it was down to [Chelsea goalkeeper Asmir] Begovic that we didn't score more, but it was important to get a clean sheet, and to play in the way we did, especially against the champions.
"I think we always dominate against Chelsea, but we didn't give them any chances on the counter attack and we made complete work of our chances."
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