Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes they still have a small chance of catching Chelsea, but need to win every remaining Premier League fixture to stand any chance.
The Citizens cruised past Sunderland on Sunday, claiming a comfortable 2-0 win – their fourth in a row in the English top-flight – and Guardiola is delighted with the level of performance he is seeing from his charges.
"It's a pity that the distance between Chelsea is so big, but that's true. I feel we are playing quite well and that's why we are getting results," he said.
"But now, of course, we are in a position when you arrive in March and April, every game if you win, you stay; if you lose, you are out.
"In the Premier League, in the cup, in the Champions League, the players know, we know, the club knows, if we are not able to win the next game, we will be out.
"I have said many times for the last month, we don't think too much about the big targets and the big objectives.
"It's just to try to win the next game. That's the way we have focused for the last month and a half, two months."