"I came to Manchester City - the bosses, chairman, [director of football] Txiki [Begiristain], he knows me".
"When we won at Stamford Bridge [against City in December] it was because we played well and were together".
Chelsea was un-picked after only four minutes at the Etihad Stadium.
It all made for a tough afternoon for Guardiola's Chelsea counterpart Maurizio Sarri with City handing Chelsea their heaviest league defeat in Premier League history. At the moment I am not able to see the reason.
City went back to the Premier League summit with a statement six-goal victory over hapless Chelsea and their manager offered a glimpse as to why they are a winning machine. "My target is to play my football, not to change another football because at the moment we are playing another football". They beat us at Stamford Bridge [in December] and against Napoli last season [in the Champions League] it was tight, they were better in moments. Not a bad 65-minute run out for the in-form forward, who took his tally to 23 for the season and made it nine goals in his last six outings.
Aguero should have doubled the lead nearly immediately but remarkably missed from close range.
In addition, Aguero is now level with Alan Shearer on 11 Premier League hat-tricks.
City's average positions showed just how high up the pitch Sterling played, allowing him to get in behind Azpilicueta while Aguero exploited the space between around Rudiger. David Luiz headed clear but Ross Barkley inexplicably headed back into the danger area.
City eased off for the remainder of the first half, and Chelsea striker Gonzalo Higuain even managed to test goalkeeper Ederson with a sharp volley.
The City boss also claimed the scale of this win would only serve to make retaining the Carabao Cup harder.
There seemed to be no let-up from City with De Bruyne firing a free kick at Arrizabalaga and Aguero shooting into the side-netting.
Sterling wrapped up a brilliant afternoon's work after substitute David Silva opened up the Chelsea defence yet again and Zinchenko picked out the England worldwide.
Maurizio Sarri insisted he would be happy if Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich calls him in the wake of Sunday's humiliating 6-0 defeat against Manchester City and challenged the club to provide clarity on his future.
A key turning point came on the hour when Jamie Vardy missed a penalty for Leicester with his first touch of the game.