Pep Guardiola has ruled Sergio Aguero out of Manchester City’s clash with Chelsea in Saturday’s English Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge after he failed to overcome an abductor injury.
Aguero missed Manchester City‘s wins against Bournemouth and Watford.
The reigning EPL champions will also be without Kevin de Bruyne, who is still recovering from knee ligament damage.
Meanwhile, Guardiola brushed off Sarri’s claims City are the best team in Europe.
“Thank you, but we are not the best. To be the best we have to win titles and we haven’t done that yet,” Guardiola said during his pre-match conference on Friday.
“The job he has done so far is excellent. People don’t know how difficult it is to play in a special way. He needs time.”
“The last two games, Tottenham and Wolves, were so difficult. This can happen. During pre-season we played them in the Community Shield and it was already his team.”
“Tomorrow we have a very demanding test for us. I can imagine how intense and committed they will be to not go three defeats in a row. That’s why it’s a good test.”
“It’s always difficult there. I’ve been there many times and only won once. Most of the time I lost there.”
“Over the last 20 years, they are a good side, a really good team. They have excellent players on the bench, they are a really good contender.”