If there’s one thing Chelsea know how to do very, it’s to defeat Pep Guardiola time and time again, no matter the club he has managed or the league.
Pep Guardiola has never beaten Chelsea in normal time and doesn’t know what it feels like to claim three points against the Blues.
Pep Guardiola has faced Chelsea seven times as a manager and failed to win any of them, excluding the penalty shootout success for his Bayern Munich side against Chelsea in the 2013 Super Cup final (D4, L3). It’s the longest he has gone without victory as a manager against another side.
On the other hand, Eden Hazard has scored three goals and set up two in his last five Premier League games against Manchester City, and reached match fitness just before the game against City.
Chelsea defeated City home and away last season, and were the only club to achieve that feat or to have even achieved such a feat against a Pep Guardiola managed side.
Can Chelsea continue their strong form against Pep Guardiola? Definitely!