Can Jose Mourinho’s side be pegged back?
Chelsea midfielder Willian netted a very late winner in the Premier League against Everton at home to keep the gap at the top to seven points.
With Man City overcoming a tough trip to Stoke City in emphatic fashion, to see their rivals snatch all three points at the death must have been psychological blow.
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That is exactly what will affect Pellegrini’s men, the mental side of it. To have won a difficult game and see the team leading the race to recover all three points when they may have left the door slightly ajar will be difficult to take.
Especially, when viewing the fixture list, the games ahead only get simpler for Chelsea whilst more difficult tests await Man City.
The champions have already chased down an eight point gap this season, but they not have the strength of character or the opportunity to repeat such a feat.