Pep Guardiola reacts to Chelsea’s poor form under Graham Potter

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Chelsea are 10th in the Premier League heading into Thursday’s Premier clash between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have won 7 of their 16 league fixtures so far this season and only one of their last five.

Asked whether he was surprised to see Chelsea’s position in the table, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said: “It’s the Premier League, everyone is tough.

“In the first press conference you ask my prediction and my answer is always: I don’t know. We see what will happen now after the World Cup.”

Meanwhile, Manchester City legend Joleon Lescott believes that Chelsea have a similar level of quality as Premier League champions Manchester City.

Lescott told LiveScore: “It’s a tough game for Chelsea. I think this group of players they have and this manager will probably fare better against better teams in time.

“But I have to go for a City win – there’s not a lot between the sides quality-wise but confidence and understanding is much higher currently in the away camp.

“If the hosts are beaten easily, I think this will be the most pressure Graham Potter has ever been under in his managerial career. Pressure ramps up very quickly at the top level.”