Five things learned from Chelsea's draw at Manchester City: Schurrle, Lampard and Mourinho feature

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There was plenty to ponder after Chelsea's 1-1 draw at the Etihad...

The title isn't won yet...

Twice in one week, Chelsea have been pegged back to a 1-1 draw after leading.

Granted, today's draw came at the Etihad Stadium, one of the most difficult places to come in the Premier League - if not Europe. But the Blues were still 1-0 up against a side with 10 men.

It seems complacency has crept into Chelsea's game - certainly against Schalke in the Champions League and somewhat at Manchester City. The Blues look extremely strong - but the title isn't won yet.

Lampard's still got it

What more is there to say about Frank Lampard? The man is the ultimate scriptwriter acting his magnificent stories out all by himself.

One goal against his former club, of course, isn't enough evidence to suggest Chelsea should have kept him. But, if he can produce at such a high level, the 36-year-old's clearly still got plenty of ability.

Andre Schurrle... Great in attack, not so much at the back

Before Lampard came on to steal the show at the Etihad, it was another substitute that looked like a matchwinner.

That sub was Andre Schurrle, who came on in the second half and duly put the visitors 1-0 ahead. As the World Cup proved, the German is lethal in the final third when he is in the groove.

But, defensively, Schurrle needs work. For some reason, it was he who was marking James Milner for Lampard's equaliser and the 23-year-old simply lost his man, as Milner crossed for the former Chelsea midfielder to slot home.

Mourinho still has Pellegrini's number

Nevertheless, a bit of perspective is needed. A point at the Etihad is still a superb result and, before Pablo Zabaleta was sent off, it is no doubt exactly what Jose Mourinho would have wanted.

Regardless of Manuel Pellegrini's masterful decision to bring Lampard on, for which he deserves ample credit, Mourinho still has the Chilean's number. The Chelsea boss beat him twice in the Premier League last season and never really looked like losing against him today.

It will be hard to stop this Chelsea side...

And, with that being taken into account, the Blues still look title favourites by a country mile at the moment.

Okay, Mourinho's men dropped two points today. But they are still unbeaten, they still have the best striker in the league and they still have a squad capable of challenging on all four fronts.

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