Manuel Pellegrini has told Jose Mourinho not to get excited about leading the league entering Christmas.
A 2-0 win over Stoke saw Chelsea retain a 3-point lead at the top of the table.
Pellegrini however revealed that the lead didn’t bother him, and that there was still a long way to go in the season.
“We are not thinking about Chelsea,” Pellegrini told a news conference on Tuesday. “We are just thinking about our team.
“We know it is important to have our own pressure. You never win the title in December.
“We have a long five months to continue playing as well as we are doing so far and we will see at the end of the season which team has most points.”
“It is always hard to win, the first time and the second time,” Pellegrini said. “I think there is the same degree of difficulty from one year to another.
“We have the players in a high level of performance. We are trusting what we do, so in the same way we played poorly two months ago, we are now doing very well.”