Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola on Friday hailed Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard ahead of both side’s Premier League clash on Saturday evening at the Etihad Stadium.

According to Guardiola, Lampard is an excellent person, adding that his Blues team is perfect for English football.

Guardiola’s side head to the game following a 3-1 defeat to Liverpool in their last Premier League encounter at Anfield.

“Chelsea for many years have been an incredibly top team,” Guardiola was quoted by Man City’s official website as saying at his pre-match press conference.

“From the beginning, Lampard team have played really well.

“He is consistent in his ideas; the results are there. I’m happy for him.

“I don’t know him very well but a little bit and I have good info about him here. He is an excellent person and playing the way they play is perfect for English football.

“I would say that when you know the Club, it’s a good advantage. Frank Lampard knows Chelsea perfectly – the fans, media, the players…

“You must be clear in what you want to do and at the big Clubs, you have top players.”

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