EPL: Guardiola speaks on Chelsea winning title ahead of Man City

Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has insisted his Chelsea counterpart, Maurizio Sarri, is creating something special at Chelsea and could still win the Premier League title this season.

Chelsea endured a difficult January, that included three defeats and ended the month with a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

However, Guardiola dismissed criticism of the Blues’ form ahead of their clash at The Etihad on Sunday.

“As a spectator and coach I try to figure out what the manager is trying to do.

“I see Chelsea and I can understand what they want to do. And after I see them, they do it.

“Maybe for other people they don’t know exactly what they want to do. But they do it.

“And when you see the team, the players that they have, the bench – it is Chelsea my friend.

“The best strikers in the world are there, the midfielders there are the best in the world, good goalkeeper, experienced defenders.

“They know exactly what they want to do. Tomorrow is a final for us.

“The season for them is exceptional – final of the Carabao Cup, Europa League through and in the Premier League they are there, even if people don’t believe it.

“They have a chance to be champions – nine points [behind] but a lot of games to play,” Guardiola told Sky Sports.