The way Manchester City dominated possession and reduced Chelsea to mostly long balls showed that Guardiola’s team, the defending champion, might still be the team to beat this season.
FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Brazil call up eight Premier League players despite concerns over COVID-19 quarantine
Tite has called up eight English Premier League players, including the seven whose clubs stopped them travelling to the last rounds of matches in September due to a potential COVID quarantine.
Liverpool dominated the second half but Chelsea defended superbly, with Mendy making several fine saves.
Premier League: Son Heung-min's strike sees Tottenham beat Manchester City, West Ham win six-goal thriller
Nuno left Kane out of his squad with the England captain closely linked with a move to City, who showed why they are in need of a natural goalscorer in a toothless display.
Copa America 2021: Brazil forward Gabriel Jesus to miss final after receiving red card in quarter-final clash
Manchester City's Jesus was dismissed for a foul on Eugenio Mena in Brazil's 1-0 quarter-final win over Chile on Friday.
Premier League: Manchester United end rivals City's winning streak; Liverpool slump to sixth straight home loss
United ruined City's 28-game unbeaten run in all competitions thanks to an early penalty from Bruno Fernandes and Luke Shaw's second-half strike at the Etihad Stadium.
Premier League: Manchester City stretch unbeaten run to 28 games with win over Wolves, open up 15-point gap at top
The victory was Manchester City's 21st in a row and their 15th straight Premier League win.
Champions League: Pep Guardiola demands more as Manchester City cruise past Borussia Moenchengladbach
Premier League leaders City camped inside the Gladbach half for most of the game, which was moved to Hungary due to Germany's COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Guardiola, who had dropped Jesus to the bench for Sunday's 4-1 Premier League win at Liverpool, said: "It does a lot for his confidence. He could have scored more but he played really, really well.
Premier League: Manchester United, Arsenal play out goalless draw; Manchester City claim three point lead at top
Gabriel Jesus scored the only goal inside the first 10 minutes at the Etihad as Manchester City extended their winning run to 12 games in all competitions.
FA Cup: Southampton knock Arsenal out of competition; late blitz helps Manchester City survive Cheltenham scare
Six-time winners City were minutes away from exiting at the fourth-round stage before goals from Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres broke the hearts of the brave League Two side.
Manchester City have been hit by 11 positive cases to players and staff in recent weeks and even though Aguero has tested negative, Guardiola confirmed he must isolate due to the protocols for close contacts.
Premier League: Manchester City will be without five players due to COVID-19 isolation, confirms Pep Guardiola
Manchester City will be without five players for Sunday's Premier League trip to Chelsea due to positive tests for coronavirus, Pep Guardiola has confirmed as he defended the decision to postpone Monday's clash with Everton.
The previous highest number of coronavirus cases after weekly testing in the Premier League was 16 last month.
Premier League: Manchester City's away game against Everton postponed due to multiple positive cases of COVID-19
City announced on Christmas Day there had been four positive tests at the club for players Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus and two staff members.
Premier League: Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, Kyle Walker ruled out until New Year after contracting coronavirus
Two members of staff have also tested positive for the virus with Brazil's Jesus and England's Walker set to be sidelined until League Cup semi-final on 6 January with Manchester United due to a 10-day quarantine.
Guardiola is refusing to lay the blame solely on his two strikers and will look to improve the scoring numbers through hard work on the training ground rather than new players from the transfer market.
Premier League: Kevin de Bruyne misses penalty as Manchester City, Liverpool share spoils; Kane nets 150th goal in Spurs' win
Kane headed in a late winner in a 1-0 victory against struggling West Brom to lift Jose Mourinho's side above Southampton after their fourth win in five league games.
Premier League: Diogo Jota caps Liverpool's fightback to beat West Ham; Manchester City, Chelsea also claim wins
It was Liverpool's fourth successive victory since influential defender Virgil van Dijk was sidelined for several months with a serious knee injury suffered against Everton.