Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has labelled Manchester City as the best team in Europe, but Pep Guardiola simply replied:
“We are not.”
Guardiola said: “Thanks, but we are not the best. To be the best, you have to win the titles.”
Chelsea host City in the Premier League on Saturday evening (kick-off 5.30pm).
On the trip to west London, Guardiola added:
“Always, Stamford Bridge is difficult. I have travelled there many times as a manager and won once – last season. Most times I lose there.”
Guardiola’s City have won 13 of their Premier League games and are unbeaten in the league since April.
MAN CITY TEAM NEWS
Team to face Chelsea: Ederson, Walker, Stones, Laporte, Delph, Fernandinho, B Silva, D Silva, Sane, Sterling, Mahrez.
Subs: Muric, Danilo, Kompany, Gundogan, Otamendi, Jesus, Foden.