Manchester City currently trail table leaders Chelsea by five points, but midfielder David Silva reckons that this is not a substantial gap for Jose Mourinho’s men to relax. It has been long maintained that Chelsea and Manchester City were the favourites for the title this season. However, dropped points against the likes of Arsenal and Stoke City mean that Manchester City are already five points behind Chelsea after seven matches in the season. The Premier League resumes this weekend with City taking on Tottenham at the Etihad stadium.
Ahead of this match, Silva will be aware that City could potentially drop yet more points that will put them at a major disadvantage with regards to retaining their title. He has attempted the old ploy of getting into the minds of the opposition by suggesting that Chelsea do not have it all their way in the remainder of the campaign. Jose Mourinho’s team are against Crystal Palace this weekend at Selhurst Park, which is a place where they dropped three points last season. Chelsea usually struggle to get the rhythm going after an international break, but this season they appear to be a confident bunch.
After moving into a new training ground facility that has been created at the cost of more than £ 200 million, Silva will be hoping to get three points against Spurs. “Chelsea have made great transfers, they have a great team, a great squad. But it doesn’t mean things are going to be easy, especially in England. He wanted to score but he was unlucky. He has scored today and we hope that he can keep the goals coming,” said the Spanish midfielder about Chelsea and their top scoring centre forward, Diego Costa. Mourinho has hinted that Costa may be unavailable this weekend against Palace due to injury concerns.