Manuel Pellegrini described Sergio Aguero as the best striker in the Barclays Premier League after his hat-trick sealed a 3-0 victory for Manchester City at Chelsea.
Aguero’s clinical treble took his tally to 21 league goals this season, and 99 in 146 BPL matches since joining Man City in August 2011.
The win at Stamford Bridge moved Man City up to third in the table, one point above Arsenal ahead of the Gunners’ match against Crystal Palace on Sunday, and Pellegrini praised the manner of his side’s third straight league victory.
Pellegrini said: “I think tonight was a complete game, and it’s three very important points because we want to finish as near the top of the table as we can.
“Sergio Aguero? I am sure he is the best striker in this league. Of course he’s a very important player. It was a big performance for the team.”
For more reaction from Pellegrini, watch his post-match press conference by clicking on the video above.