Pep Guardiola Drops Verdict On Chelsea Ahead Of UCL Final

Guardiola believes Chelsea will be a tough side to face ahead of their UCL tie

Chelsea will lock horns with Manchester City on 29th after defeating the side twice in the current season.

Just like on the other meetings, Guardiola believes Chelsea will be a hard nut to crack during their UCL final.

Although Mahrez had claimed Blues winning them twice doesn’t hand the them a psychological advantage.

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Chelsea have been in a impressive form since Thomas Tuchel’s arrival and despite having lost the FA Cup trophy to Leicester City.

City were officially crowned Champions of the 2020/2021 EPL season on Sunday and could repeat the feat when they face Chelsea in the coming days.

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Speaking ahead of the game, Guardiola warned of the treat Chelsea pose; “When they have the ball it’s difficult to control them because of their players so close,” the former Barcelona manager said.

“Their holding midfielders move perfectly with each other &, at the same time, they make the pitch so wide with wing-backs and so deep with the movement of [Timo] Werner.

“So they are difficult to control because they move perfectly with (Christian) Pulisic and (Mason) Mount in the pockets.

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“Once these players get the ball, they are so direct. They are not players trying to pass the ball, their movement is so clever.”

Chelsea could likely be without their first choice goalkeeper during the game after the Senegalese clashed with the woodwork during their game against Aston Villa.

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