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Guardiola: Chelsea victory Man City’s best performance of the season

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It wasn’t easy, but the Sky Blues eventually came out on top in an entertaining encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City’s performance against Chelsea was their best one this season so far.

A single goal was enough to settle the match between the English champions and European titleholders on Saturday.

Man City were dominant for the better part of 90 minutes as Chelsea struggled for creativity, although it turned out to be an end-to-end towards the end.

Gabriel Jesus struck at the 53rd minute, and the Brazilian forward’s goal proved enough for the visitors to hand the hosts their first league defeat of the season.

Quizzed at his post-match press conference if Man City’s performance against Chelsea was their best one in six months, Pep replied: “I would say this season.”

“In the last months we have done many good games otherwise you cannot win the Premier League and be runners-up in Champions League.

“It’s incredible what these players have done. People say the Champions League was a disaster.  We played 13 games, won 11, drew one and lost one.

“When this happens it is exceptional, that helps us and now we go to Paris to play.

“I have the feeling the players are there and want to do another good season for our people.”