Pep Guardiola has hailed Chelsea as one of the greatest teams in the world following their thrilling 4-4 draw with Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

Guardiola's side were twice pegged back by Chelsea after taking the lead, but they were eventually denied victory by a late equaliser from Cole Palmer.

The Spaniard was full of praise for Chelsea after the match, saying: "Chelsea are one of the greatest teams in the world. They are always a difficult team to play against and they showed their quality today. We had chances to win the game, but we didn't take them and we were punished."

Guardiola also admitted that City were guilty of making some "stupid mistakes" in the game, which allowed Chelsea back into the contest.

"We made some stupid mistakes in the game," he said. "We gave away balls in dangerous areas and we were punished for it. Chelsea are a team that can take advantage of those mistakes and they did today."

Despite the draw, Guardiola was still pleased with his team's performance.

"I can't be disappointed with the performance," he said. "We played well and we created a lot of chances. We just need to be more clinical in front of goal."

Game Analysis

The game was a thrilling end-to-end contest with both teams creating numerous chances. Chelsea took an early lead through Raheem Sterling, but City equalized through Erling Haaland. Chelsea then took the lead again through Mason Mount, but City equalized again through a deflected Phil Foden shot. Chelsea then took the lead for the third time through Kai Havertz, but City equalized again through Rodri. Chelsea then took the lead for the fourth time through Timo Werner, but City equalized again through Cole Palmer.

Overall, it was a thrilling draw between two of the best teams in the Premier League.

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