Pellegrini admitted this week that Anderson's showings needed to improve, especially after the 25-year-old was hauled off at half-time in the Carabao Cup defeat by Tottenham.
"Yes, I'm delighted for him because we know what he can give us", said Pellegrini. "I don't believe too many players will be ready and fresh to play".
"We are going to assess all the players and it is less than 48 hours to compete again having had the circumstance of playing on a pitch that is so hard to play on - it was tough and a very competitive game". Instead, it was Burnley who got the game's second goal as Gudmundsson broke the offside trap and finished beyond Lukasz Fabianski after latching on to Ashley Westwood's defence-splitting pass. He's done a lot for me so far and hopefully he can keep helping me to improve.
"So, there's work to be done, but the mentality on show today was really positive, about the group, the work they've done this week in prepping for the game after taking a couple of hits, and we don't get our rewards today".
"We want trophies, not only for us but for the fans as well, and it will be that bit more special winning it here together with the amount of work we've done", he said.
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We are delighted to and will do absolutely everything to keep him with us. "He knew that from the beginning and he chose to stay". Pep Guardiola's City , now top of the table with 26 points from 10 matches, host Southampton on Monday.
"So that's all calmed down, parked and we move forward, the challenges we have got coming".
Another notable new contract signed since last season was that of Mauricio Pochettino.
"That's what I want to do, to keep improving as a player and as a person". "There are some details in that game that need working on".
Looking back on the game, Dyche praised his players for their spirit, as they twice fought back before losing 4-2: "It was certainly a ding dong of a game, that was for sure, good for neutral, no so good when you're on the wrong side of it".
Privately, Pellegrini has been trying to coax the best out of the player they called "Neymar's younger brother" back in Brazil.