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French midfielder Samir Nasri has tried to work the mind games by suggesting that Chelsea do not seem to be anything special despite having a seven-point advantage in the table.

Manchester City’s failure to win a home match against relegation threatened Hull City saw Chelsea increase their lead to 7 points with 13 matches left to play. Even though the two teams have failed to beat each other when they met earlier this season, Nasri recalls that City were easily the best team in both matches.

Chelsea struggled to keep the 10 man City out in the 1-1 draw earlier in this season.

This was followed by a home draw at Stamford Bridge for the table leaders. City, though, have dropped more points against teams from the lower end of the table. Their home defeats against Stoke City and Arsenal once again reiterate the fact that City do not seem to have the motivation required to retain the league title. Both of their attempts to defend the league title have ended in failure. Injuries and poor form have prevented Nasri from being a regular feature in the City team. He has made only 22 appearances and scored two goals so far.

The 27-year-old, though, remains confident that City can catch Chelsea. “I’m a big fan of Mourinho but I am not impressed with his team, not at all. We have played them twice, one time with 10 men, and we were better than them. Then we played them at the Bridge, and we were better than them. 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,” said Nasri.