The Chilean head coach was eager to rub salt into Chelsea’s wounds after the Blues’ title tilt took an early season blip at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini said his side “always dominate” Chelsea when the two sides meet after sealing an emphatic 3-0 victory over the defending Premier League champions.
Goals from Sergio Aguero, Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho secured the bumoer win at the Etihad as City moved five points clear of their title rivals.
After watching his side condemn the Blues to their worst start to a season for 17 years, Pellegrini insisted his side are consistently better when the heavyweights come head to head.
“Two things are the most pleasing to me about this match,” the Chilean coach told reporters.
“Number one to score three goals. In the first half we played really well, just Asmir Begoivc put in a great performance and we didn’t score more.
“Second it was important to get a clean sheet. To win 3-0 in two games, one against the champions, we are just starting the season but it’s important to play in the way we did today.
“We always dominate Chelsea. Maybe we draw against them last year and before we lost but always we dominate Chelsea. Today we made the complete work.”
Club captain Kompany netted in consecutive league games for the first time since 2013 with his second header of the season and the Belgian defender says his side made up for last season’s errors.
“In a funny way there wasn’t much difference in how we played against them twice last season,” he said.
“I guess the difference was that we managed to score, managed to not make the mistakes of the previous season. All in all it was a comfortable game but mainly because we did everything right and we prepared so well for this game.
“We have to demonstrate [our determination] throughout the year. We produced good performances in periods last season and I think it was wrong to say the whole season was bad. But certainly at the end you go away very disappointed.
“It’s so important to start well and our home form is going to be very important so to do it in front of 55,000 fans the way we did it today is definitely the right signal and there is so much more to come.”