Guardiola has been impressed by the 22-year-old's contribution but says he can not rest on his laurels now he is back in the team.
"But they should be here and he knows it".
"Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy's body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose".
KDB's return won't be so soon and he will also miss this weekend's Liverpool game, but with an worldwide break coming up, it isn't out of the question that we could see him get minutes against Burnley later this month.
The boss says he can see the hunger and desire that spurred the Blues to glory last season again this campaign and believes his players are doing all they can to repeat those feats this term.
"Now it's Hoffenheim [on Tuesday in the Champions League], and after that we are going to prepare [for Liverpool], and after that we're going to prepare for Burnley". At the end, we're going to see what happened at the end of the season'.
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Guardiola admitted at the weekend that he faces a defining week in his season, after beating Brighton at home on Saturday thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.
Asked to describe his side's performance, Guardiola said: "Outstanding".
'These two games before the global break will be so important for us.', Guardiola said.
"Brighton defended so well and I give a lot of credit to the way we attacked today".
"We did great things last season. With that spirit, the way we play, everybody is focused". I love to win, but getting a point at Chelsea is good anyway. I know how they fight.
The report of the bust-up between Guardiola and Mendy comes from ESPN, who claim that Guardiola has questioned Mendy's future with the club in recent weeks as a result of several incidents which have left Guardiola doubting the defender's professionalism.