Thomas Tuchel’s side are a ‘joy to watch’ claims Guardiola.
The Blues sealed a remarkable 2-0 win against Zinedine Zidane’s men on Wednesday night at Stamford Bridge.
Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel in January, Chelsea are in the process of finishing top four in the Premier League and a chance of winning both the FA Cup and Champions League.
Pep Guardiola hails Tuchel whom he faces this weekend at the Etihad for their 35th Premier League tie.
‘First of all congratulations to Chelsea,’ said Guardiola.
‘They put in a good performance against the kings of the competition in Real Madrid.
‘Chelsea has done remarkably in the last period, winning games, they play good, they have always been there every year fighting for titles in Europe, it’s not a surprise.
‘I have a lot of respect for Thomas. ‘He has been in Mainz, Dortmund, PSG and now here. Every place he’s been he’s always done really well and his teams are always a joy to watch.
‘But to be more involved more inside, what they do, I can imagine but I have not been working with him so I don’t know [what he does].
‘But the more I see, and he knows it, he’s always done really well, I am not surprised.
‘Huge compliments for what they have done so far.’