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.
Sergio Aguero finally reached 200 goals for Manchester City as his double saw Pep Guardiola’s side overcome Chelsea 2-0 in the Community Shield at Wembley.
Football insider Raphael Honigstein told Sky Sports’ Sunday Supplement that he believes Liverpool can challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title.
Match victor Sergio Aguero sprays champagne after Manchester City’s Community Shield victory.
And having only had a limited time to work with the bulk of his first team squad, Guardiola said he was more than satisfied with how his players performed on what was an energy-sapping sun-drenched afternoon at Wembley.
They will report on Monday and Sarri added: “It’s a long way we have to work”.
Traditional kickoff to England season features 2017/2018 FA Cup Winners Chelsea facing runaway Premier League champions Manchester City. Both managers have the utmost respect for each-other and neither side will be going hell for leather for victory. He arrived so sharp, so it is good. “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”.
Aguero’s second goal against Chelsea completed a counterattack in the 58th minute. Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Benjamin Mendy started for City, for whom Bernardo Silva was bright.
Although England missed out on World Cup glory in Russian Federation _ losing in the semifinals to Croatia _ the country still did win a World Cup in the past year.
Before then, Lyon visit Stamford Bridge for their final pre-season game in the International Champions Cup. The basic aspects were that the lack of cohesion Chelsea had in the midfield as City matched Chelsea’s numbers and won them with qualitative superiority.
The former Barcelona manager also backed young midfielder Phil Foden to flourish for City this season after impressing against Chelsea.
Silva appears to have every attribute required to be considered within the top echelon of players, and if you are in any doubt his place in Guardiola’s side led to a run of 25 games unbeaten last term – the longest steak of any player in England’s top flight since 1888.
Resolving the managerial situation hasn’t ended uncertainty around Chelsea. With him scoring goals City look formidable as they embark on their title defence.
Asked if City would swoop before Thursday’s transfer deadline, Guardiola said: “I don’t know. It would have been very bad for us if City has taken him”. “I have [nothing] to answer to the agent”.
Chelsea have been linked with a number of players in the transfer window throughout the summer. The summer trading period for most European leagues still closes on August 31 as usual.
Alvaro Morata, Cesc Fabregas and Pedro flatted to deceive against Man City and supporters just don’t think they are good enough. It’s not easy to play after such a short time.