City manager Manuel Pellegrini has responded to the comments from Chelsea manager José Mourinho that the blues are not in the title race they are little horses in comparison with Manchester City. Chelsea are third in the title race only a couple of points behind table leaders Arsenal, but this latest comment from Mourinho after the 1-0 win over Manchester City are the Etihad stadium has drew a response from Pellegrini. He has stated that Chelsea may be a little horse, but one that is extremely rich.
According to the best soccer blog, it has helped the club make numerous signings not only in the last decade, but even in the January transfer window that just completed. Chelsea were the highest spenders in the January transfer window after they brought in the likes of the Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah. The blues had in excess of £ 45 million in order to strengthen the squad. Pellegrini’s Manchester City were linked with a move for several players including FC Porto midfielder Fernando, but they were unable to agree a deal due to the rumoured £ 40 million demand from the Portuguese club for the player.
City have stated on several occasions that they are looking to comply with the FFP regulations, which does not allow a club to have more than £ 45 million losses over a period of three years.
“Little but very rich. This is the team that has spent the most money in the last 10 years, the team that has spent most money this year and the team that spent the most money in the transfer window. Maybe it is a small horse if the manager thinks like that but he has shown in the last few games he has a strong team with some great players,” said Pellegrini after his team lost a very crucial match in the title race.