Pep Guardiola explains heated Kevin De Bruyne moment as Chelsea dealt huge blow vs Man City

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Guardiola opens up on De Bruyne heated Real Madrid moment

Pep Guardiola admitted he ‘loved’ Kevin De Bruyne shouting back at him during a heated moment in the Champions League semi-final with Real Madrid.

The City boss was fuming early in the second half as his midfield started to give a few early balls away. After the Belgian was culpable he was given shouts from the touchline that let him know in no uncertain terms what he had done.

But City’s midfield maestro gave as good as he got and shouted back at his boss before carrying on with the encounter. City blew Real away 4-0 on the night to deal a 5-1 aggregate win and set up a meeting with Inter Milan in the final next month in Istanbul.

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Here is what he had to say on the heated moment.

Chelsea facing eight players out ahead of City trip

Frank Lampard has confirmed a groin injury will keep Benoit Badiashile out for Sunday’s game against Manchester City – one of up to eight injuries the Chelsea boss has to contend with.

Lampard has endured a torrid start to life as Chelsea caretaker boss with six consecutive defeats across all competitions, before taking four points from his last two. But among a pile-up of fitness issues already at Stamford Bridge, centre-back Badiashile is has joined up to seven more players in being unavailable this weekend.

Even with a fully-fit squad Lampard would face a tough task in halting City’s title push, with Pep Guardiola’s side in seemingly unstoppable form. The Blues have won 17 of their last 19 games – two draws being the away legs of their respective Champions League ties against Bayern Munich and Real Madrid – and look on course for an illustrious treble.

Here’s what he had to say ahead of Sunday’s encounter.

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