Kompany pleased with City display despite Chelsea defeat

Antonio Conte's Blues took another big step towards the title with a battling 2-1 win over Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday, maintaining a seven-point advantage over Tottenham at the summit.

"I think Manchester United and Arsenal will miss out, that's my prediction", the Liverpool legend said, when asked to predict which teams would make it into the Champions League. We want to finish top. The only message I send them is that we must think Tottenham could win eight games.

Gerrard who was involved in BT Sport's coverage of Chelsea's victory over City said: "You can see how animated Pep Guardiola is getting through the whole game".

City pressed for a leveller throughout the second half but Chelsea held out for the ideal response to Saturday's shock loss to Crystal Palace.

"I have intelligent players".

Goalkeeping errors contributed to the opening goals as Hazard shot through Willy Caballero and Thibaut Courtois gifted City an equaliser, scored by Sergio Aguero.

"We were the better team absolutely, but they got six points against us, and we got zero".

The Spain global, who has not been sent off this season, could face retrospective action from the Football Association if Dean says he did not see the incident in his referee report. "He's growing in his mentality and I think he's playing a really good season".

"We must be focused and try to win six games and take three points (six times). Hopefully next season we'll be stronger".

"They got six points". "It's between Chelsea and Tottenham now".

One of them, West Ham, have lost five games in a row and their clash with third-from-bottom Swansea has all the ingredients of the trademark "six-pointer".

He added: "The game in Etihad against Chelsea was a key point in our season in the Premier League". I'm a lucky guy to manage these guys.

"We play for us".

  • Leroy Wright