Roberto Mancini is still tipping Chelsea to win the Premier League despite his Manchester City side ending the champions' 100% start to the season with a 1-0 win at Eastlands.
Mancini raised eyebrows Friday when he claimed Carlo Ancelotti's side were the best in England and would retain their title "easily". It was a startling claim from someone who has spent more than £100million on his own squad this summer.
Yet even after Carlos Tevez had scored an excellent second-half winner to give City their third straight win against Chelsea after completing the double last term, Mancini did not change his view.
"I still think they will win it easily because I think they are the best team in the Premier League," he said.
"It is not possible for them to score five goals every game.
"Sometimes you might get a result like this. But they are the better team."