Pep Guardiola explains Premier League failure

Pep Guardiola explains Premier League failure

City's loss to Chelsea in midweek left them 14 points behind the leaders with seven games remaining.

Guardiola said: "Congratulations to Fabian Delph".

"I think he will deliver for Man City - but he needs those players".

"They know very well the situation".

"But after drawing against Everton and Middlesbrough I realised we had to play really well to win. For this reason, we have to win 18 points".

City could still salvage the season by winning the FA Cup - otherwise it will be his first campaign without silverware.

"Teams are thinking about us now if they're talking about league wins or top four".

The Belgium defender completed 90 Premier League minutes for the first time in a year.

A loose kick by home goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois - another Belgium worldwide - enabled Sergio Aguero to level for City in the 26th minute.

Hazard saw a penalty saved by Caballero, but tucked in the follow-up to give Chelsea a 2-1 half-time lead which they would not relinquish.

The Blues took the lead against City at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night thanks to Eden Hazard.

City are without a win in their last four Premier League games and come up against a Hull side that have improved massively since the appointment of Marco Silva in January.

"It was a massive game and thankfully we won", Fabregas told Chelsea TV.

We played against a really strong team.

In what could have been construed as a dig at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who played with six at the back against Chelsea in the FA Cup last month, Guardiola hailed his team's positivity.

Joshua King's late leveller for Bournemouth in a 2-2 draw at Anfield all but knocked Liverpool out of the title equation as they are 12 points adrift of Chelsea having played a game more.

"We felt that before the game today". I tried to adapt as much as possible.

"I am a little bit surprised by that because he is an outstanding player".

Tottenham looked set for a defeat that would have killed off their hopes until they produced three goals in the final stages of the game at the Liberty Stadium. I will continue to the last day.

"I worked very hard for that one opportunity and within the conditions that were available to me, I was helpful to the team".

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