Manchester City morning news: Pellegrini's stab at Blues, Roberts on club's radar

Manuel Pellegrini

A round up of news stories this morning about Manchester City.

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has blasted Chelsea for their performance in the 1-1 draw yesterday.

The Chilean says the Blues had the mentality of a small team as they took on their Premier League title rivals.

“I think we played 90 minutes against a small team trying to defend, trying to keep 10 players in front of their goal, and (we were) a team that wanted to win from the beginning - we played against exactly the same team we played against Stoke,” said the boss.

Fulham winger Patrick Roberts is reportedly a target for Manchester City.

The 17-year-old has reportedly been attracting the interest of several top Premier League sides including rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

The Mirror claims that Fulham could be prepared to accept an offer in the region of £10 million.

Pellegrini has also revealed that he told Frank Lampard to score against his former club.

The former Blues player bagged City’s goal during the game but refused to celebrate.

“When I sent Lampard on, I told him to score a goal. I was sure he would play against Chelsea because he is such a good professional,” said Pellegrini.

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