Chelsea's official website follows José Mourinho in claiming that the team's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City was "completely fake".
Manuel Pellegrini hasn't done a full squad overhaul but that may be due to company policy in what may well be his valedictory season at the club.
Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini has started the mind games early for next season by attacking his Chelsea rival.
Man City have spent £327-million since 2011 but much has gone on assembling a disjointed and ageing squad which urgently needs of a major overhaul.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho told BBC radio he'd rather the Premier League keep its top players than see the likes of Steven Gerrard head to the US.
Barcelona and Real Madrid lead the way on social media as Manchester United, Manchester City and Liverpool try to keep up.
Frank Lampard believes teammate Sergio Aguero can be compared to Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after his win against Bayern Munich.
Dismiss Jose Mourinho's tactics as negative if you like – but the tumultuous tussle at the Etihad was, in fact, a great spectacle.
An emotional Frank Lampard rescued a point for champions Manchester City against former club Chelsea on Sunday.
Yaya Touré's failure to turn up in crucial Champions League ties has become the unwanted storyline of his Manchester City career.
Brazil's Fernando Reges is the second new arrival at Eastlands this pre-season following the free transfer of former Arsenal right-back Bacary Sagna.
Manchester City's win over Aston Villa has put the team on the brink of the Premier League title, needing just one point from the final game to win.
City need just four points to take the English Premier League top spot in one of the most unpredictable title races in years.
Britain's biggest bookmaker believes that the winner of Sunday's crucial clash at Anfield is a certainty to win the Premier League title.
Man City moved into second place with a convincing derby win over United, with Arsenal denied crucial points in an own-goal draw against Swansea.
Chelsea have ended Manchester United's perfect home-win Premier League record with an orchestrated attack by Jose Mourinho's team.
Arsenal inched clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after Man United crashed at home to West Brom and Man City lost at Aston Villa.
West Bromwich Albion deepened the gloom around new Manchester United manager David Moyes with a sensational 2-1 win at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Chelsea, Man City and Spurs breezed into the League Cup fourth round, while Sunderland began life without Paolo Di Canio by beating Peterborough.