Chelsea fans were left feeling suspicious after Pep Guardiola complimented the west London giants after their 2-1 win over the Blues.
The Manchester City boss claimed in his post-match press conference that Frank Lampard’s side are ‘so good’ and that they are an ‘incredible team’. When questioned by the Sky Sports reporter on why he thought that, Guardiola responded ‘it’s Chelsea’ (via Sky Sports).
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Guardiola’s comments comes amidst a good run of form for the London club, who had won six consecutive Premier League games prior to Saturday’s loss.
Over the last decade, the Stamford Bridge giants have proven to be the most successful side in England having racked up 11 major honours (via Transfermarkt) with Manchester United the Premier League nearest rivals, having won eight major honours (via talkSPORT).
Fans believed the former Barcelona manager’s comments weren’t very authentic as they took to Twitter to react.
Here is a selection of tweets from the west London faithful:
Probably he wouldn’t say it if they lost …#fraudiola
— CFCaddicted (@maxisarp1) November 24, 2019
If he lost he’d be saying he lost to a the best team itw and that’s the only reason he lost
— Gianfranco (@Peri726) November 25, 2019
HE PRAISES TEAMS WHO OPEN UP AND GIVE HIS PLAYERS ACRES OF SPACE!!!
It’s not a good thing that he praises the way we play! It’s a trap
— Ben Bell (@benbell98) November 24, 2019
Sarcasm…there are no moral victories for @ChelseaFC, save that stuff for Spurs, Arsenal, United, etc.
— william donahue (@Bill_J_Donahue) November 25, 2019
He’s trying so hard to say this with a straight face
— James Kellough (@JamesKello) November 25, 2019
I take whatever pep says with a pinch of salt. But I know we’re good
— Salmon (@_WesternSun) November 24, 2019
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