Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has singled out three Chelsea stars – Raheem Sterling, Conor Gallagher and Cole Palmer – following his side’s Premier League 4-4 draw against the Blues on Sunday.
Guardiola watched as goals from Thiago Silva, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Jackson, Cole Palmer, Erling Haaland (2), Rodri and Manuel Akanji Rodri ensured both teams shared a point each at Stamford Bridge.
Speaking at his post-match press conference after the game, Guardiola said Sterling, Palmer and Gallagher can run the opponent to defend.
“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.”
The result against Chelsea means Man City still maintain the top position on the Premier League table with 28 points from 12 games.
The Citizens are one point ahead of second position Liverpool and third place Arsenal.