Stats confirm Chelsea outplayed Manchester City in Champions League final. Guardiola needs to be humble

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claimed his Manchester City team dominated Chelsea in the Champions League final and the Blues only needed one counter-attack to score.

Guardiola also claimed his Manchester City team deserved to score in the second half, a statement which is very laughable.

Football is about scoring goals and Manchester City failed to threaten Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, who was on holiday against Manchester City.

Manchester City had just one shot on target the whole and that came in the first half. This makes Guardiola’s statement that Manchester City deserved to score in the second half laughable.

A key stat from the game has confirmed Chelsea and not Manchester City deserved to win the Champions League final.

Man City accumulated an xG of only 0.7 in the final – their lowest for the entire season.

Meanwhile, Chelsea had an xG of 1.7 – we actually scored fewer goals than we could have based on how well we were playing.

xG (or expected goals) is the probability that a shot will result in a goal based on the characteristics of that shot and the events leading up to it.

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