"When we won at Stamford Bridge [ a 2-0 victory in December ] it was because we played well and were together".
Sergio Aguero's treble saw the City striker draw level with Alan Shearer's record of 11 Premier League hat-tricks, with Raheem Sterling contributing a brace and Ilkay Gundogan also on target. At the beginning (of the season) it worked. "Today I didn't see my football". So now we need only to understand the reasons why at the moment it isn't working.
Guardiola added: "I know exactly what he wants to do".More news: Adesanya earns hard-fought UD win over hero Silva at UFC 234
Pep Guardiola believes the key to Manchester City's relentlessness lies in suffocating his own players with expectation. We need to understand the reasons. "The experience of many years and many games in the Premier League helps you a lot in moments like this", Silva said.
The Blues have now lost three straight Premier League away games by an aggregate 12-0 scoreline and defender Azpilicueta acknowledged they were far from good enough. "I am worried about my team, I am worried about the performance but my job is always at risk so I am not worried about the club - you have to ask the club".
Following the loss to the Cherries on the south coast, Sarri was openly critical of the mentality of his players and that he could not motivate them. The people don't understand how hard it is to do something.
"[Sarri] needs time and that depends on the believers, the owners, people in charge". The Merseysiders' game in hand is away to a rejuvenated Manchester United on February 24 - the same day City face Chelsea in the League Cup final.More news: B.C. adds 8700 jobs in January amid 'solid' labour market
Sarri stormed down the tunnel without shaking Guardiola's hand at the full-time whistle, but the City boss said it was not an issue. Chelsea are sixth, behind Arsenal on goal difference and one point adrift of fourth-placed Manchester United.
To show how things have turned around, United now have a better goal difference than Chelsea, having been 21 goals worse off before Solskjaer's first game against Cardiff on December 22.
Graeme Souness believes Liverpool will have to win every game for the rest of the season if they are to lift the Premier League trophy in May.
A key turning point came on the hour when Jamie Vardy missed a penalty for Leicester with his first touch of the game. Chelsea create problems. 'My players were outstanding.More news: Drake, Kendrick Lamar And Childish Gambino Decline Grammy Performance