Defence was one of the key factors in last term's title success and the boss was keen to highlight their role after Saturday's triumph at Leicester City.
“Aymeric (Laporte) is playing incredibly well. Ruben (Dias) like last season with John (Stones) and I know Nathan (Ake) is going to happen. It's a contribution of everyone," Guardiola asserted.
“The real reason we won the Premier League last season is because we were incredibly solid. We made, I don't know how many clean sheets.
“We haven't conceded much [this season]. Against Norwich we had one shot on target [against] and against Arsenal it was the same. On Saturday we had a little bit more.
“Against Leicester it is not easy to do it. If you are able to concede few chances, like we did today, we are going to win games."
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