That was the view of Blues boss Jon McCarthy after his in-form side had to settle for a share of the spoils with a lowly Lions team who, with some justification, he feels are better than their position suggests.
Chester took a lead into half-time thanks to a superb overhead kick from top-scorer James Alabi but they were pegged shortly after the restart when Simon Walton converted a harshly awarded penalty.
Further spot-kick controversy followed when referee Martin Coy ignored Craig Mahon's strong appeals for a foul in the box at the other end of the field.
However it was Guiseley, who looked a completely different side to the one that went down to a 2-0 defeat at the Lookers Vauxhall Stadium in September, who went closest to winning it.
With Blaine Hudson and Ryan Astles in commanding form at the back, the Blues hung on for a point which stretched their unbeaten run to six matches and moved them up to the dizzy heights of seventh in the Vanarama National League.
And McCarthy said: "Our players are disappointed in there but we have lost only once in 17 games. That is an outstanding achievement.
"Our standards are so high that even when we drop a little bit below them we can still come to Guiseley and be 1-0 up at half-time; that when we dip below them we don't to a level that we lost games.
"And that was a difficult game. That was a team who has turned itself around since we played last.
"They've bought six different and six better players. Dave Penney has come into support Adam Lockwood, who is a good, young manager, and he has brought that experience and has helped steady the ship. They are a good team.
"I think a lot of teams come here and, with the greatest respect, see the surroundings and do not respect them, but I've watched Guiseley five times and they are a good team. You have to be at it against them.
"The perception of Guiseley is the one from the beginning of the season when they were still finding their feet, which is not fair. It's a completely different team.
"So you have to put it into context. We weren't 100 per cent but it wasn't a poor performance. We worked very hard, give them the compliments, and we'll take another hard-earned point.
"There are a lot of things to be pleased about. James' goal was of the highest quality. He showed strength to hold off the defender and then the awareness to put it over his head and into the far corner. That's him at the moment.
"In our heads we've kept another clean sheet in open play and we've had two penalties go against us."
It is understood that referee Coy apologised after the match for his decision to award the Lions a spot-kick after Connor Brown went down under a challenge from Johnny Hunt.
Guiseley right-back Brown later escaped punishment after seemingly bringing down Mahon in the opposing penalty box.
And McCarthy said: "He's a good referee, we've had him a few times, and I've got a lot of respect for him and his offocials.
"But if it turns out they've (the penalty decisions) gone against us it will be hard to take as it changes the whole momentum of the game.
"The first penalty gave Guiseley something at home and took us away from our game plan in the second half.
"I'm not one to criticise and whinge but we'll have the video soon and it will be disappointing if they've gone both against us. Saying that, if they have it makes it that more satisfying the way we carried on and not got beat."