Pellegrini dealt with questions about his old foe from La Liga rather deftly.
"I will not answer questions about what Mourinho says or thinks," Pellegrini said. "I don't want to talk at that level. I will just talk about my team and the way we want to play. I hope the team talks well on the pitch."
He added: "I don't think we are vulnerable without Fernandinho. I don't have any concerns - we know exactly the way Chelsea attack and the way they defend. It's more important that we score goals."
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