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Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is wary of Manchester City’s form as he has admitted that they can march on with the Premier League trophy this season.

Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling scored a late winner for the second game in a row to extend their winning run to 12 League games and maintain an 11 point lead over the Blues. City were heading for a draw when Sterling scored a stunning 96th minute goal to claim all three points.

Speaking of City’s form, Fabregas told Standard Sport: “Obviously when you’re in the kind of form Manchester City are in, that whatever you do, you score one, two, three, four late winners, sometimes this shows you it could be your year. That you are so lucky in the final minutes.

“It happened to us when I first came to the club a few years ago (when they won the League in 2015) and we were winning games at the end. That shows that it’s your year and everything is happening for you.

“But at the same time this is not happening in March, it is late November so it’s still early.

“Let’s see what happens. They are doing well but we have to keep an eye on the top and get closer and closer.

“We wish that they will drop points and you keep them in mind. Obviously they are at the top and we want to be at the top. We have to keep doing what we are doing, winning and winning.”

Fabregas admitted that Chelsea have the mental strength to fight till the end.

We have the mentality to handle it,” he said. “We have to keep going and not think about what they are doing. We know they are doing well. Let’s just try to put this to the side and get as close as we can.”

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