Sep 21, 2014 at 4pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
Man CityManchester City
1-1
Chelsea
Lampard (85')
Fernandinho (12'), Zabaleta (32'), Silva (40'), Toure (44')
Zabaleta (66')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Schurrle (71')
Ramires (35'), Matic (39'), Costa (66'), Ivanovic (77')

Yaya Toure: 'Premier League title is now in the past'

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure admits that his side need to keep improving this season, describing their Premier League title win last term as "in the past".

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has claimed that his side need to keep 'improving and be more consistent' if they want to retain the Premier League title this season.

The Citizens currently occupy sixth place in the table after two wins, a draw and a loss in their first four games, and the Ivorian has acknowledged that their title rivals have strengthened their squads since the end of last season.

Toure told BBC Sport: "Chelsea have started very well and there is no doubt that Liverpool are a fantastic team but Manchester United have signed a few great players and Arsenal are also have a fantastic team.

"We know it is going to be tough this year and we have to try to be as strong as possible. We won the Premier League last season but that is now in the past and we have to focus on improving and being more consistent.

"As champions we want to win it again so we have to work hard because all the other teams are going to come at us and try to beat us. We need to deliver."

Manchester City face table-topping Chelsea this afternoon at the Etihad Stadium.

Chelsea's Willian and Manchester City's Yaya Toure in action during their Premier League match on February 3, 2014
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1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
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