Aguero's form delights Pep

05 March 2018 03:48:52 EST

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola thinks Sergio Aguero has been playing some of the best football of his career since the turn of the year.

The Argentina international has found the net 15 times in 2018 although he failed to score in the routine 1-0 victory over Chelsea on Sunday, a result that extended City's lead at the top of the Premier League table to an incredible 18 points.

Guardiola's team have already won the League Cup and are virtually guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning the first leg of their round of 16 clash in Switzerland against Basel 4-0.

Manchester City are 12121/1 to win the Champions League this season and 13/2 to win Wednesday's second leg against Basel 3-0, while they can be backed at 4/5 to score in both halves of the match.

Guardiola said: "Since we were together here with Sergio I think the last month, two months is the best Sergio I have seen.

"Not just scoring goals, but he doesn't lose one ball. He makes a movement for runs in behind, he is the first guy to make a high press, to help that second line be more comfortable with the ball.

"I am so pleased. OK, he didn't score, it's not a problem, he will score in the future, but he did really well."

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