Pep Guardiola Sends Warning To Chelsea, Predicts Tough Match

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said the Cityzens are expecting a difficult match against Chelsea as they prepare for another Premier League clash this weekend. The Catalan praised Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s recent form, stating that they play with a ‘huge personality’.

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Chelsea and Manchester City first Premier League match of this campaign ended in a 4-4 draw. Erling Haaland had scored twice to give City the lead, first from the penalty spot before Chelsea turned the game on its head with goals from Silva and Raheem Sterling.

The Premier League champions thought they had won it through Rodri’s goal, deflected in off the unfortunate Thiago Silva four minutes from time, but were left stunned in the dying seconds when substitute Armando Broja burst into the box and drew a foul from Ruben Dias, with Palmer dispatching his spot-kick under pressure to secure a point for the home team against his former club.

The two teams will again meet on Saturday and Pep Guardiola admitted that Chelsea have improved, particularly with their consecutive win against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace.

“I know the schedule, I have it in my mind. It’s good. It’s one game at a time. Now it is Chelsea,” Pep Guardiola said after a comfortable 3-1 win against Copenhagen in the UEFA Champions League round of 16.

“They played really well against Aston Villa and yesterday, in the hotel, we watched the game against Crystal Palace.

“They played with huge personality. Now we recover and focus on Chelsea,” the City boss said.

Cole Palmer who joined Chelsea from Manchester City during the summer transfer window claimed that the encounter will give him an opportunity to show Pep Guardiola and the City what they missed by letting him go.

Speaking further, the Englishman said: “I don’t know [if it will be another classic] but it will be a tough game, won’t it?”

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