Riyad Mahrez Plays - Manchester City Team vs Chelsea Confirmed

Aug 07, 2018, 03:44
Riyad Mahrez Plays - Manchester City Team vs Chelsea Confirmed

It's not easy to play after such a short time. "The players are in bad, bad condition and hopefully this week we have seven days and the next week seven days more where we can increase our level". "The training? Two sessions a day".

Gabriel Jesus has fired a warning to Manchester City's title rivals by insisting the reigning Premier League champions are the front-runners to win a second-consecutive title.

The record books are on Guardiola's side, with the City manager having won three consecutive titles at each of his previous clubs, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. In most cases still we are far, far away.

"We don't have players to substitute Fernandinho". It was Aguero at his clinical best and after a seven-moth wait, he had his elusive 200th City goal.

"We were really impressed when he arrived", Guardiola added of Aguero. Now he feels free.

City will also have a potential star of the future within their XI, as Phil Foden seeks to catch the eye and prove his worth.

Sarri and Guardiola are close friends and dined together on the eve of the Community Shield, yet this first experience of Chelsea's reduced status must have left a nasty taste for the Italian.

Hudson-Odoi was a rare bright spot for Chelsea, with subdued Spain striker Alvaro Morata offering little evidence he can make amends for last season's flop.

While Guardiola was all smiles, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri admitted the team's hectic pre-season schedule has left his players unable to adapt to his tactics.

While City tweak ahead of their Premier League opener, Sarri has major work to do.

"We have the idea to be in control of the match but today we were not in control of the match. Our pre-season until now has been a bit insane".

It is still possible for players to transfer out of Premier League clubs to other leagues, for instance Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois could be sold to Real Madrid after the August 9th deadline, but Chelsea will need to recruit their replacement before then.

"In the next week we have a friendly match again".