Although Pellegrini refused to get carried away with the 4-0 win, Dzeko's man of the match-winning performance was one aspect that did leave him purring.
"I trust Edin Dzeko," Pellegrini declared, "it was a pity he didn't score because he had a lot of chances and he played very well.
"We knew with the ball that he's a very good player but I think he played very well without the ball tonight. He had some important chances and he deserved to score today.
"I spoke to him when I first arrived and I told him that he will do very well for us.
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