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Manchester City midfielder doesn't believe this Chelsea side is special

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Chelsea are seven points clear atop the Premier League table, and the FA has decided not to charge Branislav Ivanovic for his role in the bust up at the end of Wednesday's match. I guess that means the English media will need to find something else to write about on Thursday. Enter, Samir Nasri:

"I’m a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. When I have seen some of their games, I don’t think they are that fantastic – they are just strong, and have a good striker up front.

"For me they are not special at all, and I think they are going to make some mistakes. We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them. Then we played them at Stamford Bridge, and we were better than them."

"We just have to perform, to win our games, and see what’s going to happen. This title will be like this until the end of the season. No one will win the league 10 games before the end of the season."

Nasri may not think that Chelsea look all that special this season, but nobody on the planet has watched Manchester City this season and come away saying 'wow'. Maybe if a certain club up north played a little better football consistently, there'd be less talk about how special this Chelsea group is, and considerably more talk about an actual title race.

Fortunately for the Blues, Nasri seems more focused on the media perception of Mourinho's side and his exclusion from the national team than he does with actually playing like an elite footballer.