Jose Mourinho has spoken out ahead of Chelsea's clash with Manchester City, stating that while the game is very important, it is not crucial at this early stage of the season.
Chelsea are coming off a disappointing opening to the season after a 2-2 draw with Swansea.
Mourinho went on to play down the significance of the clash with City stating "the season is very long".
Meanwhile, Manuel Pellegrini has commented on recent criticism of Raheem Sterling's transfer fee, saying that "I am sure he will demonstrate during the year, especially against the big teams, why he was valued so much".
City fans will be hoping that Sterling can do just this and not see him become another expensive Manchester City flop.