Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger feels Manchester City have had things their own way so far this season.
City are now odds on favourites to secure a second Premier League crown after an impressive 5-1 demolition of Tottenham in midweek.
But Wenger has claimed the Citizens have had their fair share of luck in the title race - especially in the win at White Hart Lane - and he also feels that some are getting carried away with the praise being heaped on Pellegrini's men.
He said: "At the moment, they are on fire. But people are always tempted to go to definite conclusions after one game.
"Of course they had an impressive win, and a great quality game at Tottenham. But if you analyse it well, this game could have turned.
"All the turning points went in their favour. If they had not, you are not sure they would have won the game.
The 64-year old Frenchmen also believes that his side can end an eight-year wait for a major trophy by claiming the Premier League title this term, and he said: "I believe we can [be champions] if we keep the consistency and manage to win the big games - one of them will be Man City at home. Of course that will be very important.
"I am convinced we can do it. We just have to focus on our own run - if you look at the schedule [then] if we are consistent we have a good chance to do it.
"Our target is to put pressure on them. Can you win the next game if you give absolutely everything? Yes, so let’s do it.”
However, their task has been made a little harder by the injuries to both Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey and with Mathieu Flamini starting a ban, it is expected that new loan signing Kim Kallstrom will go straight into the squad for Sunday's home clash with Crystal Palace.