Manchester City star De Bruyne wants trophies, not awards

Cesar Azpilicueta admits Chelsea are in a bit of a rut

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes his club and rivals Manchester United now have the edge over their opponents but says it is too early in the Premier League to choose title favourites.

"I think the difference was that last year, Man City and Man United are stronger than last year".

Hazard said: "We should have won this game".

"It's the way I think".

"I don't agree with that [that the title is gone]".

League leaders City have netted 17 goals in their last three home matches, including one of the most ruthless attacking displays of the season when they thrashed Stoke City 7-2 last weekend.

Hazard was not only optimistic that Chelsea could close the gap on their rivals but also believes the side are close to the levels they played at last season.

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri said City should be seen as one of the favourites for the trophy after the result and De Bruyne believes City should consider themselves one of the better sides in the competition. "For the moment we have good form, probably we are up there", De Bruyne added.

"But it's so hard to compare with other teams from other leagues".

"Especially at the moment, we are playing maybe a little bit better, but we're just building on what we did previous year and, for the moment, everything is going well. It's not for me to do that discussion". We can see the Hornets piling on the misery at Stamford Bridge here...maybe not doing enough to take all three points away with them, but a draw would be more than respectable and nearly equally as damaging to the Blues. "The way it looks at the moment is very positive".

This has made them an attractive option for the FPL managers, but the main problem has been figuring out which among the 4 or 5 midfielders to pick from.

There was only one team that wanted to win that game.

"In that respect, I think that Chelsea and Manchester United have a little bit of an edge".

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