Chelsea should be among EPL top sides after £1bn spending spree-Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola poured scorn on claims Manchester City were the makers of their own downfall at Stamford Bridge, insisting Chelsea‘s £1billion spend means they should be among the Premier League‘s top contenders.

Treble holders City relinquished the lead three times at Mauricio Pochettino‘s team – Cole Palmer eventually scoring an injury time penalty to secure a point against the club he left in the summer.

But when asked whether rival teams believe City are more vulnerable this season, Guardiola said: ‘What they [Chelsea] have done in the market is to do this. They will be there this season and for sure in future seasons because they are built for that.

‘If you expect everyone to come here and win 0-7 then you are wrong. Do you know what Chelsea have done (to build this team)? In the past it was City, City, City who have done that.

‘Look at what Chelsea have done to create that fantastic team? So it’s normal. I couldn’t have expected a different type of game, but we were close and maybe we didn’t manage perfectly in some moments – but it’s football.

Always I give credit to the opponent. They played really good. Everyone wants to beat us because you know what happened in the past is a lot.

‘There’s nothing to lose for them. If Chelsea lose against City people will say it’s normal. That isn’t the reality, always Chelsea at Stamford Bridge has been tough – since I came in this country, since I was in Barcelona, in Bayern Munich.



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