"He was again outstanding".
"Kevin De Bruyne was outstanding, he makes absolutely everything". "This type of game I thought Willian with Hazard was a good decision, to try to exploit the space behind the defenders. He has speed, fight and can attack through the channel".
City eventually took the lead on 67 minutes as De Bruyne smashed in a superb left foot strike from the edge of the box which flew past Courtois.
But City lost home and away to Chelsea last season and midfielder Ilkay Gundogan knows the trip to Stamford Bridge will be a test of his side's standing as early title favourites. To provoke what happened in the last minutes and to provoke them to play long balls through Marcos Alonso. "He can play in four or five, six positions", Guardiola added.
"It's not easy to find that with this kind of talent".
Chelsea were able to include Eden Hazard from the start for the first time in the Premier League this season as Antonio Conte made two changes from their impressive midweek win over Atletico Madrid, with Victor Moses and the suspended David Luiz missing out.
The game against Chelsea will be City's first true test this season, as it comes on the road against last year's champions and a team in great form themselves. "They had the will to fight against a very strong team", he told BT Sport.
"We needed to come out on top".