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Pep Guardiola has high praise for Antonio Conte's Chelsea

Pep Guardiola has high praise for Antonio Conte's Chelsea

Chelsea fought back for a 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur that cemented their place on top of the Premier League, while title rivals Manchester City and Liverpool kept pace with the leaders on Saturday (Nov 26).

Robinson had not played a competitive game since September 2014 and last experienced Premier League football a whopping 1,664 days before being summoned to replace the injured Tom Heaton against the might of Manchester City.

Aguero scored the victor in the 60th minute when he fired home at the far post for his 33rd goal in his last 34 games having equalised in the 37th minute when he beat Burnley's stand-in keeper Paul Robinson from close range.

Aguero's goals were his ninth and tenth of the season and his 32nd and 33rd in his last 34 Premier League appearances.

Aguero's fierce low drive brought a sharp save from veteran Burnley goalkeeper Paul Robinson - making his Clarets debut and a first Premier League appearance for 1664 days after England global Tom Heaton was ruled out with a calf injury.

City are now third in the standings, a point behind leaders Chelsea and level on 30 with second placed Liverpool. "Of course. That's why I stayed at City".

It was a bad day at the office on Monday evening against West Brom
It was a bad day at the office on Monday evening against West Brom

In other games, Manchester City beat Burnley 2-1, Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-0, Swansea pipped Crystal Palace in a 5-4 thriller, and there were draws in the games between Hull and West Brom, and Leicester and Middlesbrough.

"The players delivered what I wanted them to deliver, exceptionally well".

"These type of teams in the Premier League, they do really, really well on the second ball". I also need time to understand the referees. "I have to learn how to control the second balls because in Spain and Germany teams do not play long or with these flat balls and crosses with the same intensity, or so frequently as Burnley did".

Although he took time to adapt to the rigours of the English game, the 31-year-old has improved by the season and is now every bit as important to Manchester City as Kevin De Bruyne or David Silva.

He also lauded the way Chelsea are playing and said that he has something to learn from the Italian boss, "In the last five or six weeks they have played awesome - not just clean sheets but the way they play." said Guardiola.

Aguero's predatory nature ensured that City go into their toughest month of the season with a win. Part of the journey is to put all that stuff aside, all the things people talk about, the finance.we know the financial difference, everyone does, and some of the difference in quality, but it's a team game and I'm pleased our team got back to what we are about.