Manchester City had the ball in 46,74 percent of the time in the victory over Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday evening.
Pep Guardiola struck Saturday evening a strange record.
Manchester City had the ball in 46,74 percent of the time against Chelsea in the Premier League match on Saturday night, which ended 2-1 to City.
It is the smallest in the 381 matches, as Pep Guardiola has been førsteholdstræner in.
Guardiola was the coach of FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012, for Bayern Munich from 2013 to 2016 and has since been in charge of the City.
- There is always one thing that never happened to you. But it happened now.
- Okay, I have a new record. I won a battle with the least possession. But Chelsea have an incredible team with N'Golo Betpark Kanté, Mateo Kovacic and Jorginho, so it can happen, he says after the fight.
In Barcelona he won the Spanish championship three years in a row from 2009 to 2011. In 2009 he won the even the Spanish cup and the Champions League.
the Time in Barcelona was marked by an extreme high ball possession, which has always been Guardiolas mark in the clubs he has trained.
Manchester City's midfielder Kevin De Bruyne said after the game that it was hard to keep the ball against Chelsea.
- People expect that we have the ball 70 percent of the time, but here players have a huge high quality.
- They work hard and retain the ball. It is hard to win the ball back from them, says De Bruyne of Chelsea.
the Belgian believes that it shows that the City is not can only win by having the ball but also defend.
French N'Golo Kanté sent Chelsea in front 1-0 after 21 minutes, before De Bruyne and algerian Riyad Mahrez scored for City.
/ritzau/ReutersDate Of Update: 24 November 2019, 03:00