Pep Guardiola reckons Manchester City's task against Chelsea is easier because of their efforts in midweek against Borussia Dortmund.

The Blues had to dig deep and come from behind after Jude Bellingham put the Bundesliga side ahead on the night and in the tie, but Kevin De Bruyne led the team to their first Champions League semi-final in five years with goals from Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden.

City's schedule has been relentless for the entire season and the fixtures are only getting tougher as they approach the business end of three knockout competitions; FA Cup opponents Chelsea also reached the last four of the Champions League this week.

Guardiola, though, believes his players will be flying high from picking up such a big win in Germany and is counting on momentum carrying them into Saturday's game on the right note as they look to extend their incredible record at Wembley.

Manchester City are in the semi-finals of the Champions League after they came from behind to defeat Borussia Dortmund in Germany.

Jude Bellingham's superb opener was cancelled out by second-half goals by Riyad Mahrez and Phil Foden, and they'll face Paris Saint-Germain for a place in the final in Istanbul.

City now turn their attentions to trying to reach the FA Cup Final when they take on Chelsea at Wembley on Saturday.

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"It’s much, much easier," he said. "Imagine playing after not qualifying for the semi-final of Champions League - it would be tougher.

"Of course I would love to have had more days to enjoy our qualification, to recover better and to prepare, but the schedule is the schedule. When you are a contender in all competitions, you have to handle it. There’s no complaints from us.

"The guys are training well and tomorrow we face one of the best teams in Europe and try to reach the final."