Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chelsea Trip Will Be First Big Test for City

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Chelsea Trip Will Be First Big Test for City

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PEP Guardiola insists City's clash at the end of the month will be the true test of their title credentials.

Despite watching his side score 15 goals in three games - including Saturday's 6-0 win against Watford - Guardiola is reserving judgement until they face the reigning Premier League champions.

Chelsea completed the double over City last season as they cantered to the title. And Guardiola believes the next meeting at Stamford Bridge on September 30 will be a measure of his side's progress.

"We will see when we face the last champions what is our level," said Guardiola.

"But I think we made a step forward in terms of last season.

"I know it is a failure when you don't win. We were not good enough.

"Chelsea was better and Tottenham was better and you have to accept it. In some periods the opponents are better and you just have to analyse the reason why and get better for the future. …

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