Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini has said he is "not thinking" about Premier League leaders Chelsea after his side's 2-2 draw with lowly QPR.
City's draw combined with unbeaten Chelsea's win at Liverpool means the champions trail the Blues by eight points before the international break.
"I'm not thinking about Chelsea," the Chilean said.
"I'm thinking about my team. We have 27 games more and the championship is very long."
He added: "They are in a very good moment but we will see if they will continue it all year or if they will drop points."
His team are currently third, four points behind second-placed Southampton, after suffering two defeats in their opening 11 league matches of the season.
City, who are also bottom of their Champions League group, have now won just one of their last six games in all competitions.
Despite the setback in the title race Pellegrini was upbeat about his side's performance.
"It's difficult to say it was two points lost because we came less than 72 hours (after Wednesday's Champions League defeat by CSKA Moscow), in a very difficult moment," the former Real Madrid boss added.
"The way the game was during the 90 minutes, we deserved at least a draw. We had more chances to score.
"Of course I wanted the three points, but if you can't win it, it's better not to lose."