Manchester City celebrated their Premier League title on Sunday with a comfortable 1-0 victory over Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium.
With the trophy already in the bag thanks to Arsenal’s 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, Pep Guardiola took the chance to rest a number of his stars but an early goal from Julian Alvarez was still enough to win the match.
City fans, who raced onto the pitch at the final whistle, spent most of the day celebrating their fifth title in the past six years, but Guardiola can’t allow much time for celebration.
The City manager will now look to refocus his players as they go in search of the FA Cup and Champions League, hoping to complete what would be a historic treble.
“It was a great feeling. I was happy because we won the league and I knew there might be a chance I could play. I have enjoyed every moment.
“It has been unbelievably tough this season and probably the lowest point confidence-wise in my career, but Kyle Walker and the guys have kept me going and told me I would get my chance. I have tried to be as fit as possible and whenever I get the chance, I try to do my best.” Stated Kalvin Phillips.
Guardiola’s side will finish out the Premier League season with two matches in the next seven days, visiting Brighton (Wednesday) and then Brentford (May 28).
Manchester City is undefeated in their past 44 Premier League matches in which they led at half-time. They last lost when leading at half-time to Chelsea on May 8, 2021 (led 1-0 at half-time, lost 2-1).