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Man City manager Pep Guardiola explains Gabriel Jesus decision

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Pep Guardiola left Gabriel Jesus out of the Manchester City side because he felt he had better options to get the better of the Chelsea defence.

Sterling missed an opportunity to open the scoring in the first half and Guardiola rued that his team could not convert their opportunities, but explained why he made the decision.



That's why we decided today to play Raheem more centrally than wider."



With Sergio Aguero out injured, the Blues boss opted to field a team at Stamford Bridge without a recognised striker as Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez alternated as the central forward.

Gabriel is more a guy in the box," he said.

In the end, they waited a little bit lower and I didn't expect that but when they are higher we wanted a guy like Riyad or Raheem to make a one-against-one action.

"We wanted to find some space in the middle for the guy who is more one against one.
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