Chelsea's title hopes dismissed, they're told Man City will triumph

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Chelsea have been told to forget about winning the Premier League as Manchester City have the better squad and will storm to glory during the run-in.

That is according to former Etihad Stadium boss Roberto Mancini after he had just watched his Galatasaray side comprehensively beaten at Stamford Bridge. The Turkish champions were uninspiring as Jose Mourinho's side dumped them out of the Champions League with a 2-0 victory.

Mancini and Mourinho had been open about their dislike for one another before the match, which stems from as far back as the Portuguese being appointed Inter Milan manager after Mancini was sacked. The Italian was asked for his views on the Premier League title race and he was convinced Manchester City would repeat the success he had with them in 2011.

"I think Manchester City is the best team, they have the best players," was his response when asked who he thinks will win the Premier League.

Whether they win it or not, Manchester City are in the best position to take the trophy as they sit six points behind Chelsea having played three fewer games. However, Liverpool and Arsenal are in also well in with a shout, as both are only four points behind Mourinho's men and have a game in hand.

Chelsea's chances of winning the title took a huge blow last weekend when they fell to a shock 1-0 defeat at Aston Villa, getting two players sent off in the process. Brazilian stars Willian and Ramires were the guilty parties in this case, which means both will miss the crucial clash against Arsenal in this Saturday's early kick-off.

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