Andre Villas-Boas all but conceded the Barclays Premier League title after watching Chelsea drop another two points in Monday's west London derby against Fulham.
After beating leaders Manchester City two weeks ago to haul themselves back into the title race, Chelsea completed a hat-trick of 1-1 draws to leave them 11 points off the pace following City's draw with West Brom and Manchester United's win against Wigan.
Anticipating another victory for Roberto Mancini's men, Villas-Boas said: "There's no big drama in terms of how we look at things. But you have to be sufficiently real. The difference between us and the top will be big. We had reduced it to seven points recently, but 13 points would be new for us."
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