"I have great respect for Pep and I think he's the best", he told reporters. "We want to become a big club, I've been at two unbelievable clubs in my life [Barcelona and Bayern Munich] ... you have to overcome this situation", Guardiola said.
"He is a good player with discipline on the pitch".
"We had more chances than Chelsea - not too many but a little bit".
The Diego Costa hangover was well and truly shaken off thanks to Morata and Hazard combining fluidly last time out, so they have to start. In this type of game it is very important to score first.
Manchester City: Ederson: 7, Kyle Walker: 8, John Stones: 6, Nicolas Otamendi: 6, Fabian Delph: 7, Fernandinho: 7, Kevin De Bruyne: 9, Leroy Sane: 6, David Silva: 7, Raheem Sterling: 8, abriel Jesus: 6.
Eight of Manchester United's 17 Premier League goals so far this season have arrived in the final 10 minutes of matches (47.1%) - as it stands, this is the highest proportion by any team in any single Premier League season.
"I see Chelsea, I see Tottenham, they want to play, they like to play, and build up, so when United play long balls, second balls they play to Fellaini and Pogba after they have the quality to play".
Well, that's according to Roy Keane anyway who think they will win the league this season. We have to accept the result because today we gave everything.
While City have only one game to now be concerned with, this being tomorrow's clash, there is cause to pause and wonder if the team is properly prepared to move forward should Aguero unexpectedly miss extended time.
Chelsea welcome Manchester City to Stamford Bridge on Saturday in the Premier League's standout fixture of the weekend. "Tomorrow I think their support will be very important". "To repeat the same concepts is not good because we could take this as an excuse", he added.
"It is logical when you play three games in seven days you risk something". "If you are exhausted it is not simple to go box to box".
"It was a tough game but we know very well that Manchester City is a really big team and it's very hard, this type of game".