Pep Guardiola claims Man City victims of double standards after Chelsea spending spree

“What Chelsea believes, what Arsenal believes, what Liverpool, [Manchester] United believes, without good players we cannot compete. Not just in the Premier League, but Europe. You have to spend. Now the market is ‘wow’.”

Guardiola, citing City’s ownership by Sheikh Mansour, said sarcastically of Chelsea’s buying power: “It’s a surprise because it’s not a club state.”

Nine Premier League clubs wrote a letter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport asking for them to uphold City’s ban from competing in Europe for two years. Uefa had given the punishment in 2020 for breaching Financial Fair Play rules but the ban was later overturned.

And Guardiola remains aggrieved, adding: “We were accused. I don’t forget, eight or nine teams in the Premier League send a letter to the Premier League to be banned. That happened to us. We are the fifth team in net spend in the last five years.”

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