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Fernandinho: 'We must beat Chelsea'

Fernandinho believes that Manchester City have to beat Chelsea on Sunday to ensure the gap between the two sides is not too wide early in the season.

Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has suggested that Sunday's clash with Chelsea is already a must-win game for the Premier League champions.

Chelsea's perfect start to the new campaign has earned them a five-point advantage over City, who currently sit fifth in the table, and Fernandinho is adamant that Manuel Pellegrini's side must not lose further ground on their title rivals.

"In the Premier League the most important thing is not to give the team at the top of the table reasons to keep winning game after game," the Brazilian told reporters.

"We don't want a big space between us. We have to win because there are five points difference between us and Chelsea. We have to shorten it.

"Against Chelsea we have to win, to keep working and keep going until we are top of the table."

Man City lost both of their league games to Chelsea last season.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City1210203653132
2Liverpool129302351830
3Chelsea128402781928
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs1290320101027
5Arsenal1273226151124
6Bournemouth126242116520
7Watford126241714320
8Manchester UnitedMan Utd126242021-120
9Everton125431915419
10Leicester CityLeicester125251716117
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves124441213-116
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton124261318-514
13West Ham UnitedWest Ham123361418-412
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle12237915-69
15Burnley122371225-139
16Crystal Palace12228817-98
17Southampton12156821-138
18Cardiff CityCardiff122281125-148
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield12147622-167
20Fulham121291131-205

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