All things considered, Conte is a wonderful manager. They never looked like actually making anything happen and I was really disappointed with their performance. I did my best.
Such is City's mastery of both passing and pressing that its rivals are suffocated into submission.
The only remaining hope for silverware, and a return to the Champions League, is to win the Europa League with Arsenal's first leg of their round of 16 clash against AC Milan taking place in the San Siro on Thursday.
"We have had opportunities against Barcelona, but nothing at all today", he said.
"If I remember well, Arsenal three days ago played against them and you criticise (Arsene) Wenger because they concede three goals".
Referee Graham Scott can thank his lucky stars that Liverpool were 2-0 and cruising against Newcastle when he blew one of the most blatant red cards you'll ever see. The rare times that Chelsea's players got the ball on Sunday, they didn't know what to do with it and, under pressure, gave it away cheaply.
Manchester City are looking stronger than ever heading into the final stages of the season.
Forward Eden Hazard is as important to Chelsea as any footballer is to any team anywhere in the world. Chelsea were also without their midfield talisman N'Golo Kante through illness and his absence showed as City completely dominated possession in the first half.
"The first bit is a bit tactical for a bit of belief". Chelsea has recorded victories with Hazard playing as a false "9" however, those victories have come against the less fancied sides. This team is going to fight until the end!
Morata entered the fray in the last minute but Chelsea's last chance came and went as Marcos Alonso sliced wide.
"It is a different competition, it is moments".
After a while the Blues just seemed exhausted, having chased after City ball trying to win back possession. When in a tight spot, he always found a way out to another blue shirt, and he provided a great assist for the decisive goal.
You don't have to go long every time but, if it works, City are out of shape.
Guardiola said, though, that his focus was not on records but on securing silverware. Chelsea were wasteful with their rare counter-attacks and on a couple of occasions, it was their hero of the last few weeks that misplaced passes. Unfortunately, that plan turned out to be a miserable failure and they ended up producing just three shots on goal over the course of the 90 minutes.
If you see tactical solutions, you have to use them.
"We need to look at what's available to us now points-wise".