But in England there's no let up to the action with several teams chasing the title.
"In England it is far more hard fought. You could have any number of teams getting up there near the top.
"That makes for a more entertaining and enjoyable league."
Silva also denied that City's highly paid stars couldn't hack the harsh weather, having missed out on the chance to top the table after losing 2-1 at home to Everton last Monday.
"It was very cold when we played our last few away games; the coldest it has been," said Silva.
"At Fulham we were very good and won comfortably. The cold suits us fine."