Chelsea currently sit 10th with 11 matches played, but they have shown signs of progress under new boss Pochettino and claimed a statement 4-1 away win against Tottenham in dramatic circumstances.
Guardiola backs Chelsea to keep improving
Ahead of Sunday’s clash Guardiola has labelled Chelsea as an ‘important club’ and one of the toughest opponents his Man City side are set to face this season.
“Chelsea remain one of the most important clubs,” Guardiola said at a press conference on Friday.
“They won the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel against us.
“It’s true they were not close to winning the Premier League in these seasons, but they are one of the strongest teams no doubt.
“They’re aggressive and have good patterns. One of the toughest games we have during the season.
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“We have try to maintain the level of our game, but sooner or later Chelsea will be there fighting for titles. No doubt about that.”