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Chelsea lost to Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday at Stamford Bridge – a game that has left a bitter taste in the mouths of Chelsea fans.

However, Blues legend Pat Nevin has reminded fans of some key wins Chelsea have had this season that shouldn’t be taken for granted.

He wrote in his column for the official Chelsea website: “Well at least the fans can breathe a bit now while most of the players head off on their various international duties. There is a little sour taste left in the mouth after the loss against Man City and even the points dropped the other week against Arsenal stick in the throat a bit, but to be honest September has to be considered as a block in retrospect, from one international break to the next and from this vantage point, it was pretty good.

“Away wins at Stoke and Leicester are never to be taken for granted, and there is the no small matter of the 100 per cent record in the Champions League with that memorable win in Madrid a very special result in any circumstances. So yes, the two Manchester clubs have a bit of a gap in the league but it is very early days still and any expectation of the league being a cake walk was never seriously considered by anyone anyway. City in particular are the benchmark for quality right now and if they keep up their skill levels, speed and style from the start of this season then they will be very hard to catch.”

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