Pellegrini: Jose will play for a draw

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini plans on attacking in Sunday's big Premier League match against Chelsea at Eastlands.

City, who opened their campaign with a 3-0 win against West Brom, will look to keep Chelsea under the cosh after the Blues drew their opening match at home against Swansea. 

Last season's two league encounters between the two sides ended 1-1. 

In a chat with reporters Pellegrini said that he thinks Chelsea will adopt a defensive mentality in today's match.

"I don't think it will be a very attacking game," he told reporters. "In the games that we played against them they never attacked. 

“They defend with a lot of players in their box, but they are a very dangerous team on the counter-attack.

"We will attack, as always. We will play the way that we always do because we think that is the best way for us to win. That does not mean that we cannot defend, that we cannot play as a defensive team in the moments when we are struggling. But it should not be our intention from the beginning to score only one goal and try to finish the game," said Pellegrini.

"Here, we continue to play in the way that we think is the best. My way of thinking, as managers, we must take care of the Premier League. 

"There are so many fans that want to see the games or watch on TV and I don't like my team to just score one goal and then go backwards until the game is finished," he added.

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