Chelsea moved to back to within 11 points of the league leaders after labouring to a 1-0 win over Swansea City
and will attempt to close the gap when they face Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge this weekend.
The Blues’ midweek victory came 24 hours after Guardiola’s team had needed an added-time winner to beat Southampton to extend their winning run.
Chelsea midfielder Fabregas admitted the nature of City’s triumph suggested they could be the team to succeed the west Londoners as champions.
“Obviously when you’re in the kind of form Manchester City are in, that whatever you do, you score one, two, three, four late winners, sometimes this shows you it could be your year,” said the Spain international.
“That you are so lucky in the final minutes. It happened to us when I first came to the club a few years ago and we were winning games at the end. That shows that it’s your year and everything is happening for you.”
Fabregas added: “But at the same time this is not happening in March, it is late November so it’s still early (in the season).
“We wish that they will drop points and you keep them in mind. Obviously they are at the top and we want to be at the top. We have to keep doing what we are doing, winning and winning.”