This comes of the Manchester side fell 3-1 to Liverpool in the final EPL match for the week before the commencement of the international break, with City aiming to become the first side since Manchester United in 2009 to win three consecutive titles but now sit fourth in the Premier League.
Then asked if they will ever cut down the 9 points lead by Liverpool, Guardiola said: "I am not a magician; I don't know the future. We have Chelsea at home next. We will try to beat them."
City are now in a not dissimilar position to last term, when the Reds opened up a 10-point lead over Guardiola's side after 20 games, although at that stage Liverpool had played one match more.