Yaya Toure criticism unfair - Manuel Pellegrini

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says criticism of midfielder Yaya Toure's performances this season is unfair.

Last season Toure starred for the champions, who host leaders Chelsea on Sunday, scoring 20 times in the league but he has come under fire for his performances at the start of this campaign, particularly in Wednesday's 1-0 Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.

Pellegrini also said that Frank Lampard, who will be in the City squad on Sunday, would still be at Chelsea if he had been wanted by Blues boss Jose Mourinho.