Guardiola wishes Man City had NOT beaten Chelsea 6-0 as it may inspire Sarri's 'proud' stars

PEP GUARDIOLA admits he wishes Manchester City had not hit Chelsea for six as they prepare for a Wembley rematch.

The champions took Maurizio Sarri's men to the cleaners in a Premier League game at the Etihad two weeks ago.

But he now fears there could be a backlash from the Blues when they meet in the Carabao Cup final.

Guardiola said: “In that moment I was so happy to beat them.

“But now I would prefer not to have beaten them 6-0.

“I don't like to play in a short period of time when you've beaten them so much.

“They are incredible professional players, they are proud, they will do an extra.

“When we lost 2-0 at Stamford Bridge, you cannot expect the defeat home, but it's what it is.

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