And honestly, he is right.
Just over a year ago, on September 30, 2017, Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola sent their first big message to the Premier League after defeating Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. The Blues, on that occasion, were the current champions of the tournament. It would be the announcement of the coming transfer of powers in England. Now Chelsea and Manchester City met on Saturday (08), for the 16th round of the English Championship.
Recently, Chelsea coach Maurizio Sarri emphasized that City is the best team in Europe, but Pep disagreed: “Thanks Sarri, but we are not the best in Europe. In order to be, you have to win the titles, and we still did not do it. The players’ work so far is very good, but it still remains.”
Pep Guardiola said that his team would have difficulties against Chelsea, especially because the match is away, and honestly, he was right. “I traveled to Stamford Bridge many times and I only won last year, it shows how complicated it is.” It is worth noting that the Spanish coach was not able to count with Sergio Agüero and Kevin De Bruyne, both due to injuries.
For Chelsea, it was a very important match, as Eden Hazard, the main star of the team, said it would be a decisive match and a victory could mean continuing fighting for the title, while, on the other hand, a loss could mean that Chelsea would only fight for a place on next year’s UEFA Champions League.
Fortunately, for Maurizio Sarri and his players and fans, Chelsea played an amazing football and was able to show Manchester City and Pep Guardiola that they are not unbeatable, making the blues of Manchester taste the first loss on this Premier League. Now, the blues of London are in 3rd place, with the same amount of points as Arsenal, but with more goals, while City lost the first position to Liverpool and is behind the Reds by only one point.