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De Bruyne is a goal-den boy for City boss Pellegrini

By Staff Reporter

Kevin De Bruyne is not out to make a point against former club Chelsea this weekend, according to his Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

The Belgian forward, sold by Chelsea in 2014, has made a big impact since his club record £54m move to the Etihad Stadium last summer, scoring scored 15 times, including three in four appearances since returning from a two-month lay-off with a knee injury.

De Bruyne also scored the winner in City's Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain in midweek - a far cry from his struggles during two years at Stamford Bridge.

City travel to Chelsea in the Premier League today but Pellegrini said: "I think Kevin is a very professional player that tries to play very well in every game and tries to be at the top of the table in every competition with Manchester City.

"He gets goals and for me, a player that gets goals is the most important thing."

City return to Premier League action after their victory over PSG and a semi-final against Real Madrid to look forward to.

Pellegrini said: "We have three games before we continue in the Champions League. It is a very important nine points to try to have a spot for the Champions League next year."

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