Up next for City is the visit of Tottenham on Saturday, with Guardiola's men looking to win a 16th consecutive Premier League game.
Despite the talismanic David Silva, who had scored four goals in his past three outings, missing a league game for the first time this season, Pep Guardiola's all-conquering juggernaut rolled on to move 14 points clear of nearest rival Manchester United at the top of the table.
"No, absolutely not. We are here to win titles, we had a great start, it's still more than half (of the season remaining) so it's very difficult, very hard".
When asked by a reporter at Friday's news conference if he would have forced his way into the XI, Guardiola said: "No way".
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"I'm going to speak with the players individually and together to see how many good things we did and mistakes we have done".
"They don't expect the other ones [to play], they want to make their own game, and it is another awesome test for us three days after playing Swansea".
And Guardiola has heaped more praise on City's £54.5m club-record signing, having previously said he is "one of the best players" he has ever seen in his life.
"But when the ball comes into your zone you have to attack it. There is not too much time for recovery but we are ready to face Tottenham and keep that level that we showed in the last period".