Manuel Pellegrini has seen his side slip to the title race this second half of the season. Manchester City were first tipped at the early start and middle of the season to a be a strong contender for the title they won last season convincingly. With the defending champions losing their last match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park which has seen the gap between them and league leaders Chelsea extended to nine point with Chelsea having a game in hand. Pellgrini at this point should be counting His teeth with His tongue weighing His chances for a strong finish and securing His job next season. Manchester City has recently lost to Liverpool, Burnley and now Crystal Palace, and their next fixture is a trip to Old Trafford. Their ash rivals who is sticking their head out of the water for breath in other to finish at the top four which they carelessly lost to Liverpool last season. This City derby could be a big test for Man City to truly determine their fate for survival of a strong top four finish.
Its amazing to see the defending champions now fighting for a top four finish. A title race which was earlier seen as a two horse race is now seen as an undisputable challenge for Chelsea. How The Mighty Has Fallen!