Guardiola believes that Chelsea benefit from busy schedule of competition


Guardiola believes that Chelsea benefit from busy schedule of competition

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Josep Guardiola believes that the crowded programme of Manchester City’s virtually impossible to Chelsea yet to figure in the battle for the English title.

The number two of the rankings, won Monday on ‘Boxing Day’, with 0-3 at Hull City, but after eighteen league games already have a backlog of seven points to leader Chelsea.

According to Guardiola benefit the Londoners of the busy program of the competition. Chelsea and number three Liverpool did last season not to qualify for European football, unlike competitors, City and Arsenal.

“We now have all seven games played more than Chelsea”, earlier, the Spanish coach of the ‘Citizens’. “Therefore it becomes very difficult for us.”

“Liverpool came very close to the championship because they have only one match per week played and last season that was also the case for Leicester City. This time they are Chelsea and Liverpool”, concluded Guardiola.


Chelsea settled Monday a clubrecord by for the twelfth time in a row to win (3-0 against Bournemouth) and there seems to be no measure to the ‘Blues’ Italian manager Antonio Conte, said Guardiola.

“Every match is a final for us, when we come to the end of the season want to join for the title. Sometimes you play earlier than Chelsea, and sometimes later. But that does not matter if the other twelve times in a row, wins.”

Yet refusing the Spanish success coach is not yet won with his City. “Football is unpredictable. We must do everything, sometimes it is still not done as you might think. We have to now win every match and we’ll see if it’s enough.”

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Guardiola region last summer after three seasons at Bayern Munich down in Manchester. City is still on three fronts active, and was only in the League Cup was turned off by the fellow-townsman United, which is coached by his ‘rival’ José Mourinho.

Later on Monday, City the second place in the rankings to lose to Liverpool, the visit of Stoke City. Saturday closes Guardiola the calendar year 2016 with the Premier League winner at Anfield.

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