Manchester City are Premier League champions after Manchester United’s shock 1-0 loss to West Brom on Sunday at Old Trafford.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claims the 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last October gave City the confidence that they could win the Premier League this season.
“I think winning at Stamford Bridge gave us the confidence that we could do it,” Guardiola said.
“Because last season against other contenders we were not so good.
“We won few games.
“Winning at Stamford Bridge gave us a feeling of, ‘OK, against the last champions, we are able to come here and play.’
“But in general we were so, so stable.
“To make 18 games in a row winning you have to be mentally strong.
“That is important to build up the club. It is important to believe because Manchester City is not like United or Chelsea or Arsenal – you know, the big clubs in England who have a big history behind them.”