Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has admitted it will be hard for the Citizens to catch Chelsea in the Premier League title race.
The Citizens defeated Burnley 2-1 on Monday at the Etihad Stadium despite being reduced to ten men following a first half dismissal for Fernandinho.
Pep Guardiola’s men struggled to break the deadlock in the first half after Fernandinho picked up a red card, his third of the season.
After the break, goals from Gael Clichy and Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City a 2-0 lead but the Clarets managed to snatch the clean sheet from Claudio Bravo after Ben Mee scored in the 70th minute.
Sagna, who started the game for his side after missing the last match against Liverpool, said there is still lot of time to decide the Premier League title. However, he struck a realistic note by claiming reeling in Chelsea will be tough.
“It’s way too early to talk about the title”, Sagna told the club website.
“We are focusing on the next game.
“Of course, it will be hard to catch Chelsea but we need to stay professional, keep these kinds of performances and we will see”, added the right-back.
The Citizens are currently placed third in the Premier League table and are seven points behind league leaders Chelsea.
They will begin their FA Cup campaign against West Ham on Friday and will aim to defeat the Hammers to move on to the next round.