However, it was ultimately decided that conditions were unsuitable and the match was called off shortly before the scheduled 7:45pm kick-off.
A new date for the clash has yet to be announced.
OK, maybe not quite as good as Guardiola, but perhaps Alan Pardew is a 'bit better' than some people think?
The biggest match of the weekend is at Stamford Bridge where Champions-elect Chelsea take on a rejuvenated Manchester United who
Hands up if you've ever heard Manchester City or Chelsea being branded as oil clubs, whos success is entirely down
Everyone thinks their grandparents are better than everyone elses but Aston Villa fan Tom McGowan may have a stronger claim than most.
PFA Players Player of the Year Nominee: Diego Costa Club: Chelsea FC National Team: Spain DOB: 7/10/1988 Diego Costa arrived
The 24 nominees have been announced ahead of the 42nd PFA Awards to be held in the Grosvenor House in London on Sunday April 26 2015.