Chelsea vs Manchester City

  • Chelsea vs Manchester City

Chelsea vs Manchester City

Here is the starting XI we think he might choose.

The former Napoli man is key to Maurizio Sarri's style of play and triggers action in the final third with his impeccable passing accuracy - making him the ideal link man from defence to attack.

While Madrid have until the European transfer window shuts on 31 August to pursue players from English clubs, Hazard might find Sarri's methods to his liking when he returns from holiday on Monday, after a break extended because of his exertions in Russian Federation.

"We asked for a work permit because we believe he can play with us, otherwise we would not ask them". "I'm so happy he came here".

Sarri and Guardiola spoke of their mutual respect for each other when City faced Napoli in the Champions League last season, and met for dinner with ex-AC Milan and Italy boss Arrigo Sacchi. The likes of Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus, Nicolas Otamendi, John Stones, captain Vincent Kompany and a few more have only had a few days of training, and Guardiola will likely focus on building up their fitness for the season ahead instead of throwing them into the deep end straight away.

"The table of the last Premier League told me City 100 points, Chelsea 70 points", he said. He did it - the team in a short time plays like he wants.

Cesc Fabregas's ability to control the tempo of the game and take responsibility in the middle of the field sees him edge out his younger rivals.

A cagey, laboured pre-season affair to be decided on penalties.

The match is often regarded as the curtain raiser for the English Premier League season.

"The match [the Community Shield] is very hard for one reason: they have worked together for two years and we started two-and-a-half weeks ago, so for us it will be a very hard match".

"It is disappointing but it was two months ago and life is like this".

Sarri did not say if permission had been granted, but he has made it clear that he is keen to keep the likes of Hazard and Willian at Stamford Bridge despite speculation over their futures.

Sterling became British football's most expensive player in 2015 when swapping Liverpool for the Manchester City in a deal rising to £49m. "Congratulations to him [for his new contract] and thanks to him for his trust to stay with us for longer".