Pep Guardiola has now set his sights on a positive result against Chelsea in the Premier League this weekend after his side’s professional UCL victory over FC Copenhagen.

Tuesday saw City defeat the Danish champions 3-1 at the raucous Parken Stadium, courtesy of fine goals from Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden.

Guardiola was delighted with the solid performance in the dominant first leg win.

But attention has now turned swiftly to the challenge of Mauricio Pochettino’s men in Saturday’s 17:30 (UK) kick-off.

Guardiola watched their comeback victory away at Crystal Palace on the eve of our Round of 16 away triumph and he was impressed with what he saw from the Stamford Bridge outfit heading into our next encounter.


“I know the schedule, I have it in my mind. It’s good,” said the boss.

“It’s one game at a time. Now it is Chelsea.

“They played really well against Aston Villa and yesterday, in the hotel, we watched the game against Crystal Palace.

“They played with huge personality. Now we recover and focus on Chelsea.”

Watch the manager’s press conference above.