Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he considers Chelsea’s defeat on Saturday an “isolated bad result” for the Blues, and that he doesn’t expect them to start dropping points in every single game, but at Chelsea they prefer to be safe rather than sorry, judging by what Diego Costa told ESPN Brasil.
After a loss at home and with a rival closing the gap, the importance of the game only grows. We know this game against Manchester City will be a six-point affair since if we win the game they will be out of the title race while we keep the advantage
Costa said, underlying the Blues’ need to work on their mistakes against Crystal Palace, that led them to an unexpected home defeat.
We hope that in the next game the ball will go in, and that we do a better job at handling these counter-attacking plays so we do not suffer from early goals again, and thus avoid what happened against Palace
Chelsea’s leading scorer said. Man City‘s draw at Emirates didn’t help them close the gap enough, they are still 11 points behind Chelsea, and Costa is most probably right, if City leave London defeated on Wednesday, the title race will be pretty much over for them.