Pep Guardiola believes the match against Chelsea will show where they are, as he challenged City to get a win on Wednesday.

Manchester City’s season has been one so inconsistent, as they find themselves 11 points behind table topping Chelsea.

The reverse fixture saw Chelsea run out 3-1 winners, with the match ending in the late sending off of Fernandinho and Aguero.

“We are in a process of improvement,” Guardiola stated at a news conference. Pep Guardiola Manchester City “I know now where we are – the good things and the things we must improve – but Wednesday will be a good test on a big stage. There are a lot of things we can improve, in the boxes especially.

“Chelsea will be a big game and especially a big game away, it is important to learn from these kinds of games for the future. Chelsea deserve to be where they are, they have won a lot of games and deserve their position. They play less games, they have more time to prepare. But Chelsea will be in Europe next year and they have the quality to compete.

“Every game is completely different, what I would like from my team is to go out and play. What happened last time was many, many things. Our frustration on the pitch happened. Sergio [Aguero] and Fernandinho are nice guys. “There are nine games left. We have to take as many points as possible and we will see.”