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Guardiola was missing key players but the City boss believed his side's performance was better than in last season's 1-0 victory at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are a fine side and yet seeing Manchester City beaten, watching Pep Guardiola's edifice of beauty rattle even if just for 90 minutes, feels seismic, tectonic.

Guardiola warned that City's dreams of winning the Uefa Champions League for the first time this season could end in similar fashion if they don't learn to kill games against the toughest opposition when they are on top. Meanwhile, Chelsea range from 20/1 to 66/1, while Spurs are 40/1, and Arsenal 80/1.

Sarri is open to using the 27-year-old, who has seven goals and eight assists in 15 league games this campaign, in the same role in the future.

Chelsea began to take control after the break as City grew desperate to level the scores, and Guardiola sent on Gabriel Jesus in an effort to find an equaliser.

"It is hard for us to find motivation but when we are, we are a very strong team".

"I am not normally the person to talk a lot but when I think I need my point to [be] heard I will speak up", Sterling wrote.

Sarri is not now under pressure, but if he is unable to halt our slump, the Chelsea board will have a decision to make at the end of the season, as they did last summer.

One from January is about Tosin Adarabioyo, a black Manchester City player.

Pep will, no doubt, have worked in one or two tactical tweaks - maybe more - to cope with Chelsea's expected high press and expect to see one or two long range passes from Ederson to set the Blues on the counter-attack.

Raheem Sterling will lead the line for Manchester City in the absence of Sergio Aguero against Chelsea, who start with Eden Hazard playing as a false nine.

Instead, City lost and Jurgen Klopp and Co. sit on top of the table, one point clear and with the league's only remaining unbeaten record. "We are not here to be invincible, we are here to be champions", said Guardiola. We played the way we want to play.

"He had some problems in the beginning of the match but he really played well in the second half".

He said: "We will not be banned, no".

Willian found Hazard, who slid the ball through for the late-arriving Kante to blast in for his second league goal of the season.

"We will review the footage to determine whether any offences have been committed".

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