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Manchester City's message for rivals is clear: be afraid

Manchester City's message for rivals is clear: be afraid

Pep Guardiola's side eased to the Premier League title last season and the Spaniard has insisted he is hungry to add the Community Shield to his collection.

"The performance of Bernardo Silva was a masterpiece", Guardiola said. "The training? Two sessions a day".

"What complicates matters is that clubs in Spain, Germany, Italy and France can sign players until 31 August, meaning Hazard and Willian could leave after Chelsea's chance to replace them has gone".

"They are my pride".

There are a number of players on the books at Stamford Bridge whose attributes fit this style of football, which has become known as Sarrismo, but getting the team to implement this as one, rather than just individual parts, can take time. "We can all see their ability and what a great manager they have, but we are Chelsea and we have to believe". We prepared for the final.

"[Sarri] is a manager who likes to play football, a manager who has a game philosophy similar to Manchester City", the 29-year-old said.

58' - GOAL! Chelsea 0-2 City.

City's dominance told as the second half progressed, and all of Aguero, Foden, Brahim Diaz and Gabriel Jesus had opportunities to make it 3-0 as Chelsea proceeded to capitulate to the pressure.

Asked if they're close to their preferred target, Pep responded: "I don't know".

"It's a minor title, everybody is going for the Premier League, the FA Cup or the Champions League". Much like the League Cup, if you win it, it's a trophy, if you lose, it doesn't matter.

The former City keeper was by far Chelsea's best player.

"If finally we can't find another solution for somebody to play there (deep midfield) John (Stones) could play there".

Just three weeks into the job, the Italian is left facing an uphill battle to prepare and shape his squad for Saturday's match against Huddersfield and beyond.

The match gives new Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri a chance to grab silverware in his first official outing at the Chelsea helm after coming over from Serie A side Napoli.

"The second half was a difference from the physical point of view".

"There is no doubt we have to work hard to improve quickly", states Sarri, who has conducted his press briefings in English so far, despite his limited grasp of the language.

Sarri has still not seen six of his players, compounding issues in getting across his philosophy. "Our mentality was right and we got the win".

"We have the idea to be in control of the match but today we were not in control of the match".

The Blues had a decent pre-season where they defeated Perth Glory and Inter Milan (International Champions Cup) before losing to Arsenal on penalties. "It's not very easy". "That's why it's so good to have another player with his talent and he's a Manchester City fan, he's Mancunian, so that's why, for us, he's so good".


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