Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne insists that the 1-0 win over Chelsea on Saturday was worth six points to the Citizens in the league race.

Following the win, table-toppers have open-up a six-point lead over the current champions, who are placed fourth in the table.

The Belgian, who scored the only goal of the game, said: “Last year I think we had big games where I think we didn’t do particularly badly, but we had no points to show for it.

“These are the most important games. It’s just three points, but to win these ones, it’s six points in the end.”

“You can win all the big games and then lose all the small ones. You need to try to be constant.

“Obviously in the end of the season when the gap is minimal and you win these big games, it means a lot. I think it’s just nice to get the winning feeling and stay in the same rhythm.”