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Liverpool and Chelsea will slip-up, says Pellegrini

ESPN staff
April 18, 2014
Manchester City lost more ground in the title race after their 2-2 draw at home to Sunderland © Getty Images

Manuel Pellegrini insists Manchester City are far from done in the Premier League title race and is "absolutely sure" Liverpool and Chelsea will both drop points in their remaining fixtures.

City are only third, six points behind leaders Liverpool but with a game in hand, after drawing at home with Sunderland on Wednesday to follow up their 3-2 defeat at Anfield last weekend.

However Pellegrini believes there are plenty more twists and turns to come.

"I am absolutely sure that the teams will drop more points also, it can be Liverpool, Chelsea, the same way we drop points the last game," said Pellegrini.

"We have to play another 15 points. We will try to win the most amount of points and at the end of the season we will see which team wins the title."

Jesus Navas has been added to City's injury list and will miss Monday's match against West Brom.

City are also without midfielder Yaya Toure, who is expected to miss their next two games with a muscle injury.

David Silva, who sat out Wednesday's 2-2 draw with Sunderland, is a doubt with an ankle problem. Navas, who was not in the 18 then, has been struggling with a similar injury he picked up in training a couple of weeks ago.

"Yaya Toure, David Silva and Jesus Navas, the three of them are injured at the moment," Pellegrini said.

Toure, who has scored 22 goals this season, could be fit for May's trip to Everton. "Yaya is improving but it is a muscle injury so it is difficult for him to be fit so soon," he added.

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