Di Matteo: The table does not lie

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Roberto Di Matteo has insisted Chelsea deserve to be 22 points behind Manchester City and Manchester United in the Barclays Premier League this season.

Caretaker Blues boss Di Matteo watched the top two slug it out in Monday night's potential title decider at the Etihad Stadium, and come under fire for the lack of quality. Sixth-placed Chelsea have taken the Champions League and FA Cup by storm since Di Matteo replaced Andre Villas-Boas, reaching the finals of each competition.

They have also matched City and United almost point for point in the Premier League but Di Matteo said: "The table usually doesn't lie. We have had our difficulties this season. We're hoping to finish the season successfully and as good as we can. They have won more games and won more points. The table always reflects the truth."

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