Chelsea vs Manchester City

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Pep Guardiola hailed Bernardo Silva's Community Shield performance as "a masterpiece" and suggested the Portuguese is now one of the first names on his Manchester City team sheet.

Sarri, who replaced his Italian counterpart Antonio Conte, will be making his competitive debut on Sunday.

On this evidence, City could follow in their archrivals' footsteps at the end of the season.

Jorginho is as exciting as they come, and while many (including Guardiola) expected him to be featuring for City in this clash it is Chelsea who came up trumps. But that was the only sour note for City.

And while one of the major positives of the performance regarded Phil Foden, the English midfielder wasn't the only youngster involved in City's Community Shield victory.

Resolving the managerial situation hasn't ended uncertainty around Chelsea.

Time is a rare gift at Chelsea and Sarri will hope to hit the ground running in the league.

Conte was bizarrely forced to take the first week of pre-season training even though Sarri had already agreed to take his place as Blues boss, with the lack of clarity from the top of the club delaying Sarri's arrival at the club and damaging the club's pre-season plans.

A squad of largely fringe and youth players made the trip to the States, where City lost 1-0 and 2-1 to Dortmund and Liverpool before coming from 2-0 down to beat Bayern.

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Sarri, the new managerial import from Napoli, will be aware of the scale of the operation he has assumed control over.

Kante's absence was highlighted time and again as City pinched balls in risky areas and ran at a cumbersome rearguard.

At 30-years of age, he shows no signs of slowing up either.

Eden Hazard, N'Golo Kante and Thibaut Courtois were among the high-profile absentees that Chelsea's manager had to deal without against a surprisingly strong City side boasting six of their World Cup stars in the starting line-up.

It was also a landmark day for Aguero, who became the first player to score 200 goals for Manchester City.

The 17-year-old winger gave a glimpse of his blistering pace and nimble footwork when he cut in from the left flank to bring City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo into action with a stinging drive.

Inspired by Aguero, City could have won by five but they settled for one more in the 58th minute.

His strength and agility were on show, too, as he wormed his way through a swarm of dark blue shirts to create the first goal, whilst his well-timed lofted pass sent Aguero through early in the second half, before Caballero saved a shot of his own a minute later.

Chelsea: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Rudiger, Alonso; Fabregas, Jorginho, Barkley; Pedro, Morata, Hudson Odoi.

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