Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield

Aug 05, 2018, 11:17
Douglas Luiz convinces Pep Guardiola he is the man for midfield

Guardiola said his team wanted to win the Community Shield to get their season off to a flying start but admitted they would not better last season's results in the Premier League.

The Algerian worldwide finally made his move to the Citizens from Leicester City have been linked since last summer. "We don't have momentum because we didn't start, not yet".

The squad will be nearly identical to the one that smashed all sorts of Premier League records last season and they're understandablyodds-on shots to be the first to retain the Premier League title in ten years but a disrupted start to their 2018/19 campaign is a distinct possibility.

"We asked for a work permit because we believe he can play with us, otherwise we would not ask them". "I hope to see from my team another step forward". Antonio was, Maurizio will be too. Both teams have each won the shield four times and the victor on Sunday will become the sixth club to win the competition at least five times.

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.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri has not held discussions with Eden Hazard over the star forward's future and insists there is "no problem" with the Belgium global. All the teams are good, that's why when you reflect on what we did last season we're impressed.

"It is not good for any manager around the world so all the managers try to avoid that feeling when you lose a game". At first, they simply outworked their opponents (while spending next to nothing) under David Moyes; Roberto Martinez was supposed to bring about a free-flowing, attacking revolution (on a slightly larger budget); 12 months ago, Ronald Koeman was supposed to meld the two philosophies together (after spending spending more than $200 million in the transfer market). "There is no doubt we want him". Every season being there is the most important.

Chelsea goalkeeper and Hazard's countryman Thibaut Courtois has also been the subject of more reported overtures from Madrid, although Sarri is also keen for further additions to his squad alongside £57million midfielder Jorginho. "I'm very happy", Sarri said.

A player who was the biggest transfer target for both Chelsea and Manchester City this summer, before joining the Blues instead.