Following Manchester City’s 4-4 draw against Chelsea, Pep Guardiola highlighted the performances of three Chelsea players – Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher, and Cole Palmer. Guardiola commended their ability to effectively press the opponent and contribute to defensive efforts.
The thrilling match at Stamford Bridge featured goals from Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer, Erling Haaland (2), Rodri, and Manuel Akanji Rodri. Despite the draw, Manchester City remains at the top of the Premier League table with 28 points from 12 games, maintaining a one-point lead over second-placed Liverpool and third-placed Arsenal.
“I think no but when you pass the ball to Raheem, Cole, or Gallagher and they can run, you defend in the box,” Guardiola said.
“Would I prefer to have long balls? They were good, we adjusted something at halftime; the first half we had problems, this was the game.”