If Manchester City are to have a slim hope of winning the title then they cannot afford to drop any more points, said boss Manuel Pellegrini.
With Arsenal breathing down their neck, the Citizens will be away at Crystal Palace on Monday night with leaders Chelsea and Arsenal both at home against Stoke City and Liverpool respectively.
"If we want to continue [the chase for] the first position of the table, we must not drop any more points but it is not easy," Pellegrini said on Thursday.
"It is easy to say but it is not easy to do it. We just know that now until the end of the season, we just try to win all the games. We will see if we can do it."