Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has sent a warning to Chelsea ahead of Saturday’s Premier League game at Stamford Bridge.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea beat Manchester City thrice in quick succession at the end of the 2020-21 season, but Guardiola insists Saturday’s game will be “completely different”.
“We will prepare for the game like we prepared for Southampton and the previous games,” Guardiola explained.
“Every game is a new challenge and an opportunity to learn and do it better.
“It is completely different to the previous games – the FA Cup [defeat] was a semi-final, a tight game and we lost it; the Premier League was already done, we were almost champions; and of course the Champions League was a massive, massive game.
“We lost but played a great final. They controlled all departments which is why it was difficult in the final against an exceptional team.
“My impression is we played with a lot of courage and personality, but unfortunately we could not do it and they beat us. We try to learn, now it is a new competition.”