Manchester City manager labels Chelsea as an ‘incredible team’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has labelled Chelsea as an incredible team following the recent Premier League clash between the clubs. The Citizens found themselves trailing by a N’Golo Kante goal after 21 minutes on the clock but they managed to make a comeback and took a 2-1 advantage at the half-time break.
Following the interval, they were much more assured with their display and they managed to hold onto their lead for the entirety of the second half as the Blues failed to muster a single shot on target. After the game, Guardiola hailed the performance from the west London giants and was pleased that Frank Lampard adopted an attack-minded formation.
He told: “They are so good, they are an incredible team. It’s Chelsea. When you see in the last 20 years, Chelsea aren’t a bad side. The last six or seven years City won more titles but before that it was Manchester United and Chelsea – they were the best. Before teams [were] just defending and use the counter-attack, now teams have the courage to use young managers, they have players with spirit, nothing to lose and they go forward, play football that is nice.”
With the victory, the Citizens swapped positions with the Blues for the third spot but they still have plenty of work to be done with nine points separating them from Liverpool, who are at the top of the standings. Meanwhile, the Blues are still comfortably placed in the fourth spot with a seven-point advantage over fifth-placed Wolverhampton Wanderers and Lampard will be hoping that his team can continue to maintain the good run of form through the festive period of fixtures.
Manchester City are scheduled to face Newcastle United on the road during their next league encounter. Chelsea, on the other hand, have a London derby against struggling West Ham United at Stamford Bridge.