So Pep, can City catch Chelsea?

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola gives his thoughts on the title race after Monday's 2-0 win over Bournemouth.

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring at the Vitality Stadium, and it was his cross that Tyrone Mings deflected into his own goal to ensure that City move back above Spurs into second place in the standings.

"The gap is too big," Guardiola insisted when asked about catching up to Premier League leaders Chelsea, who remain eight points clear at the top.

'Yes they didn't win their game this weekend (against Burnley), but they still played so solid. It is important to keep the focus on our game.

"They have to lose three games, and we have to win all our games. You know how difficult that is in the Premier League.So we have to go game by game, narrow the gap."

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Guardiola will be less worried about Chelsea than the four teams chasing City in the race for a top-four finish, with Arsenal and Spurs two points below them, while Liverpool and Manchester United are three and four points adrift respectively.

"We are second now," he added. "The gap between second and sixth is nothing, but we're so happy to be second and in this position, and to make the difference a little narrower from Chelsea."