Pellegrini: Judge me next season

City are currently in fourth place after Manchester United and Arsenal both won this weekend, but they have a chance to catch up when they face Crystal Palace on Monday. 

However, Pellegrini feels it is unfair that his side have been fined and forced to spend less money under the FFP rules. 

Even though City recently spent 50 million pounds on Eliaquim Mangala and Wilfried Bony, Pellegrini still believes that his side have been treated harshly this season. 

"I think that next season we don't have any restrictions," Pellegrini said during a press conference. "So we will be in the same position as all the other English clubs. It's important.

"You have so many strong teams here in England and the Champions League but you can't allow them to keep the advantage every year, us having less players to put in the squad or spending less money. We spend money, we always spend money, but they spent more."

Two years ago, UEFA restricted City's spending during each transfer window to 49 million pounds, while their overall wage bill has to stay within the 205 million pound per year limit until the end of the 2015-16 season. 

"I think that for our team maybe always the major issue is the money," Pellegrini said. "I don't think that is the correct way to judge because a lot of times you will spend a lot of money but not have a successful team.

"This team in the last four years has won two titles and was runner up in one year. You must know that if you want to be a big team you must always be criticised. It is important now in our team to know how to manage the critics and play as well as we can in every game."