Mancini: Blues will be kings again

October 8, 2010

The Manchester City manager claims that technically only Arsenal are on a par with the West London giants. But the Eastlands boss has further fuelled the hostility between the Manchester clubs by not mentioning Sir Alex Ferguson's United side. The Italian believes Carlo Ancelotti's side are far superior in the physical aspects of their game to the Gunners, which he believes gives Chelsea the edge. He said: "Chelsea are the strongest team in the Premier League. "Technically, only Arsenal are on a par with them, but Chelsea have greater physical power. That is the only difference and what gives Chelsea the edge." Although City got the better of Chelsea a fortnight ago with a 1-0 win at Eastlands, Mancini claims Ancelotti will be celebrating a second straight title. "After the game against Chelsea I said to Ancelotti, 'I beat you, but you will win the Premier League so you are better off than me'," said Mancini. "I still think Chelsea will win the title."